Thursday, October 6, 2011

Norwich schools teach kindness as antidote to bullying

Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, CT) October 6, 2011

"It took Luis Reyes a couple of days to draw the picture he hopes his classmates will remember forever.
The third-grader drew a picture of himself being bullied.
'It really happened to me,' Luis, 8, said of the drawing of kids throwing ice at him. 'It was mean. It made me feel sad.'
Luis was part of a school climate rally at Uncas Elementary School on Wednesday, where students learned about character, caring and kindness.
Schools district- and statewide celebrated Safe School Climate Awareness Day and will do so annually the first Wednesday in October. It’s part of Connecticut’s updated bullying legislation, and what the state calls a suitable public school observance to increase public awareness of the effects of bullying." Read More

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