Date

12-2018

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Andrea Ibessaine

Abstract

The capstone project promotes awareness of childhood bullying and methods of prevention. Bullying is a major issue throughout the United States (US) and bullying rates need to drastically drop. The project teaches students the meaning of kindness, emotions, and treating people with respect to help our future generation start eliminating bullying. The kindness project provides hands on activities for children giving them empathetic and practical ways to focus on being kind to their peers. The expected outcomes were to bring awareness to the classroom and after the post-survey have students feel more confident, have better relationships with friends, and feel safe at school. The most important finding so far is the number of kids who have been bullied at very young ages. Fourth grade is generally the start of bullying and over 50% of students have reported being bullied. The next step for every agency is to implement the kindness project in every fourth-grade classroom.

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