Gottheimer was joined today by Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache, Ridgewood YMCA CEO Ernie Lamour, Co-Founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation Jane Clementi, Northern New Jersey Policy Coordinator for G.L.S.E.N. Kathryn Dixon, Director of the New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Dr. Stuart Green, Anti-Bullying Coordinator at the Bergen County Vocational Technical School Pat Cosgrove, Ridgewood High School Sophomore and member of Fresh Start, a lunch group to support fellow students, Aidan Holt.
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RIDGEWOOD NJ, on Monday, January 13, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced a Five-Point Anti-Bullying Action Plan to improve data and incident reporting, to increase conversations between schools and parents, to help schools take more proactive steps with the right policies, to find and share the best practices on the local level, and to ensure social media companies are properly combating cyberbullying.
Within his Action Plan, Gottheimer announced a new North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force to be chaired by Jane Clementi, Co-Founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation and mother of late Rutgers student and cyberbullying victim Tyler Clementi.