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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.

Some tips-
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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