McGruff Crime Dog Presentation
The McGruff program offers children in first and second-grade important personal safety lessons while getting them actively involved in the learning process. Children of all ages are faced with many types of social challenges, and unfortunately, bullying has become a serious issue for many kids. The McGruff Program seeks to give children the social tools they need to recognize bullying behavior, prevent it from occurring and handle it effectively when confronted with a tough situation whether on the playground, the bus, the lunchroom or playing in the neighborhood.
The program runs for 3 consecutive weeks: one day per week for 30 minutes. The program is taught by a Suffolk County Sheriff’s Officer and finishes with a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog and certificates for all participants.