On Oct. 8, Southampton Town held the first of three anti-bullying programs set for the month of October, which is bullying prevention month.
The seminar featured special guest speaker Helen Atkinson-Barnes from The Retreat, Jamie Issacs, and the Youth Bureau Act TWO Drama Troop.
Southampton Councilwoman Christine Scalera, who is sponsoring the programs, said that all of the presenters did a "phenomenal job and each offered different ways of dealing with acts of bullying."
The next anti-bullying program will take place on Oct. 23 at the Hampton Bays Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. During that workshop, Detective Rory Forrestal from the Suffolk County Police Dept. Computer Crimes Unit will be conducting a presentation on cyber-bullying and social media.
The town is also sponsoring a workshop on Oct. 16 for school administrators, faculty and personnel that will provide an introduction to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Those interested in attending, can RSVP to the town council's office at 287-5745.