NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Some Connecticut communities are trying out a new and different approach to help prevent bullying.
It’s a simple initiative, don’t just tell our kids to “not” bully others, take them out and work alongside them. Show them the opposite of bullying behavior. Acts of kindness. Compassion.
At a Connecticut mall, a group of kids and their parents set out on a mission. Complete as many acts of random kindness as they could.
“It’s random acts of kindness week. We are giving all kinds of things out. It’s just to let you know kindness matters; everything you do makes a difference,” said Veronica Mollica.
As the opposite of bullying, like leaving candy for the taking, along with a note of inspiration.
“I thought there is a lot of talk out there about bullying and anti-bullying, so I thought let’s just talk more proactively about kindness and empathy. Let’s not just talk about it, let’s actually go out and do it,” said Mollica.
A lesson learned by making others smile, conditioning kids to live kindness and carry the positive message to another.