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  • How can you teach your young child about kindness?

    Michigan State University Extension

    October 5, 2016

    Teaching young children about kindness and how to be kind helps to lay the foundation for them to learn what it is like to put the needs of others before their own. Kindness helps them understand how they can feel empathy towards others and provide help when others are in need.

  • Study shows decline in cognitive empathy among middle school.

    The University of Kansas

    October 3, 2016

    Anyone who has taught or had children in middle school knows it can be a difficult time. New research from the University of Kansas shows that students transitioning to middle school show evidence of declines in cognitive empathy, whether they displayed bullying behaviors or were a victim of them.

  • No matter who wins, this election could have a negative impact on your daughter. Here’s why.

    The Washington Post

    September 20, 2016

    Even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election in November, the 2016 campaign still could have profoundly negative consequences for a generation of girls exploring their own leadership potential.

  • California Is Trying To Keep Muslim And Sikh Students From Being Bullied

    The Huffington Post

    September 28, 2016

    In a move hailed by civil rights groups, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced Sunday that he’d signed a bill meant to counter the widespread bullying of Muslim and Sikh students in the state. The Safe Place To Learn Act requires the California Department of Education to ensure that school districts “provide information on existing school site and community resources to educate teachers, administrators, and other school staff on the support of Muslim, Sikh, and other pupils who may face anti-Muslim bias and bullying.”

  • Why student intervention is the perfect bullying antidote


    September 25, 2016

    Rather than feel sorry for herself, 16-year-old junior Natalie Hampton decided to do something about the bullying she was experiencing at school. Hampton, a native of Sherman Oaks, California, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, responded by creating an anti-bullying app called “Sit With Us” that helps students find lunch buddies.

  • Are LGBT Students Safe?

    Education Week

    September 25, 2016

    “Do no harm.” This first rule often associated with doctors ought to apply to educators as well. It is the hope and the belief that allows parents to send their precious little ones to our schools. The safety of all students is challenged when the educators in charge of maintaining a safe environment ignore or turn away from recognizing bullying when it happens.

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