Although October is almost at an end, it's an important month that recognizes about 20% of students will experience bullying in their youth. Of this percentage, 50% were bullied by peers who had more social influence, and 19% were bullied on school property. For additional statistics or resources, please consider visiting the National Bullying Prevention Center or StopBullying.Gov.
As we think about increasing a student's social awareness, and therefore their empathy and respect, it's important for us to understand how to respond to a student being bullied, and how to encourage actions that lead to a kind community.
For parents and youth workers:
Conversation topics around creating a kinder world.
It's still spooky season so Halloween Would you Rather questions and conversation starters could be a great way to connect over this fall favorite holiday.
Kindness quote coloring pages