HEAR – Helping Everyone Achieve Respect – is joining with its partner Making Caring Common’s (MCC) #StartWithKindness campaign in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. The underlying principles of HEAR mirror those of MCC and its #StartWithKindness campaign launched last week.
“Reducing and preventing bullying starts with being kind to others every day,” notes Richard Weissbourd, Ed.D., Director, Human Development and Psychology Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Co-Director of Making Caring Common. “By starting with kindness, we help build a foundation of respect and responsibility towards each other.” During National Bullying Prevention Month this October, Making Caring Common is joining with friends, colleagues, and partner organizations to support #StartWithKindness and help prevent bullying.
Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, respectful, and responsible toward others and their communities. MCC’s mission is to make these values live and breathe in the day-to-day interactions of every school and home by working to make caring common.
MCC uses research and the expertise and insights of both practitioners and parents to develop effective strategies for promoting in children kindness and a commitment to the greater good, to influence the national conversation about raising and educating caring, ethical children, and to develop partnerships that enhance our work and elevate our common message.
Please join in with #StartWithKindness to help us all move beyond broad-based awareness of bullying and towards active bullying prevention.