East-Northport Middle School invited sixth graders from Northport Middle School to view a Theater Three theatrical production, “Class Dismissed: The Bully Project,” on Jan. 9.
Performers acted out scenarios to demonstrate that bullying, harassment and peer pressure can occur both inside and outside of school, including hallways, locker rooms, busses and even at home.
Additionally, the production spoke about the influence social media has on one’s reputation, social cliques and rumors.
The production’s main message however was “See it, say it, stop it.” The intention was to encourage students to stand up for each other to put an end bullying. During a Q & A after the performance, the performers advised the middle school students to be upstanders rather than bystanders. “You really are the ones that can make a difference,” they said.