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Kindness Counts in San Clemente
The following is en excerpt from an article in the Orange County Register by Fred Swegles.
A pilot program this year at Clarence Lobo Elementary School in San Clemente is teaching students four ways to promote kindness and tolerance on campus.
Don't tolerate bullying.
Parents need to talk to their kids about school violence and bullying and encourage positive behavior.
Parents of troubled adolescents should sign up for the 10-week Parent Project. Call 949-361-8386.
Bullying isn't just physical or verbal – it's spread via texting, social media and other digital formats.
Need to know? Monitor the texts on your kids' cell phones.
Revenge – largely in answer to bullying – is a prime motivator in school shootings. It's cumulative. "They snap."
If you witness bullying, don't remain silent ... defend the victim.
If you observe a kid who doesn't get picked for teams or activities, invite him or her in – build self-confidence.
If you know of a bully or if you see bullying, tell an adult.Once a week, Lobo Elementary classrooms take time to chat about bullying and kindness. Kids will sit in a circle. When a scenario is presented, they are asked, what would you do?
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