In this piece in the Los Angeles Times, Rick Weissbourd says that “[students] have the right to free speech, but they don’t have the right to degrade other people.”Read More
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Richard Weissbourd and Jennifer Kahn found that in schools where students reported having more empathy, students also reported fewer experiences of bullying and were more likely to try to stop bullying. Read more in this article in Nation Swell about how Roots of Empathy teaches children empathy — specifically by exposing them to babies.Read More
Children and adults today spend large amounts of time online and adults can help create a culture of caring online by modeling kindness both online and offline. In this article in HuffPost, author and parent expert Sue Scheff shares tips and ideas to help parents lead by example.Read More
This article by Joe Brooks, the founder of Community Works Institute, highlights The ELL Give Back project, which won the KIND Schools Challenge, a partnership between the KIND Foundation and the Making Caring Common project.Read More
High school senior Natalie Hampton knows what it’s like to eat lunch alone. In junior high, she experienced bullying and harassment so severe that she eventually transferred to a different school. As she shared with Making Caring Common, “More than any of the physical attacks or verbal bullying, [eating lunch alone] demonstrated to me how ostracized I was from my school community, and it grew to be more hopeless as more and more people walked past my table without stopping.”Read More