Stark Speaks UP for Kindness
Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents, and a serious issue that affects and involves everyone around it. Research shows that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Children who are bullied experience real suffering in their social and emotional development, and in their school performance. The effects on everyone involved can have lifelong repercussions
The Stark Speaks UP for Kindness initiative is working to make kindness prevail – in schools and across our community – so that every child feels safe at school and is spared the negative effects of bullying. We’re for kindness. Our kind of people are kind people.
- To increase positive peer relationships
- To increase students’ social and emotional competence
- To educate and empower students and adults to play a part in creating a safe and kind school culture