Start a movement to reduce bias, rumor-spreading, negativity, or derogatory language.
Derogatory language hurts. If cruel language of any kind – rumors, negativity, bigoted speech – is an issue at your school, speak up. Start a campaign in person and on social media to erase this language at your school and replace it with kindness.
Tips & Suggestions:
- Involve as many people as possible, including those affected and those who use the problematic language if possible.
- Studies show that being kind to others improves can improve one’s own happiness (Dunn, Aknin & Norton, 2008).
- Experiencing more positive emotions in school increases an individual’s capacity for learning (Fredrickson & Joiner, 2002).