Most schools have implemented anti-bullying policies – and hopefully many have anti-bullying clubs.
Anti-bullying Clubs are now being switched up to Kindness Clubs.
This is a great idea since kindness a direct way to combat bullying. Finding small ways each day to help someone feel good – or finding community projects your club can participate in, spreading kindness needs to be a way of life.
As school opens find out how you can start a Kindness Club in your school or class this year. Ask your teacher or guidance counselor. Get your friends motivated and start by listing how you can spread kindness each day:
- Tell a teacher you appreciate them
- Help a student that is being tormented, be an upstander
- Pass out flyers on bullying and cyberbullying prevention
- Leave messages for someone that is feeling down, let them know they are not alone
- Leave messages ‘just because’ it’s nice to do – lift others up everyday
- Tell a janitor what a good job they did
- Smile at people – let them know you notice them
- Make time for those that seem lonely, introduce yourself
- Offer to tutor students that are struggling academically
- Compliment others, (their hair, clothes, their smile) – be kind – it matters
- Eat lunch with new people
- Be sure new students don’t feel like strangers
- Look for community projects to participate in – visiting nursing homes, assisted living centers and teaching them about cyberspace! CyberSeniors love meeting cyber-mentors!