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
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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