Three teachers speak about the value of LiveKindTM to them and to their students. One admits to not seeing what was going on socially because he was so focused on academic issues.
Moms have a very strong opinion about LiveKindTM. Here are their comments.
More from the teenager who was in The Power of Video Mirroring. Detail about the positive impacts on learning more about herself and learning to love herself after admitting that she needed help. How her take on herself has impacted how she is now treated.
A teenager who was affected by bullying, to the point of cutting herself, speaks about her LiveKind™ experience and its cathartic effect. Her explanation of the process and her journey’s detail has been very helpful to many other kids.
Overview of the program, from the view of the Education Director and kids who are featured in the videos. Our philosophy begins and ends with kids teaching kids.
“What makes a personal beautiful doesn’t have to be the way they look. It’s their inside. Personality, how they act, how nice they are. Nice people is beautiful to me.”
“Kind people are caring and always willing to do something for you when you need them.”
“I would never want to go to school; just want to stay home, be sick…”
“Being mean can carry over from people being mistreated. They feel they should do the same thing because that’s all they’ve been around.”
“If our bus driver had eyes the back of his head he would definitely see all the talking and the pushing and the touching of each other...
“I feel good because I did something nice for another person. Helping someone feel better about themselves makes me feel better about myself.”
“People are making fun of that kid in the middle. He feels sad because he never did anything.” “When you’re a grown up the kids do what you do.”
Captured on video, these emotions reach our cores, teaching lessons that transcend textbooks and lectures.
This is LiveKind™ – a whole-school anti-bullying program that generates excitement and learning, where K-12 students take starring roles and their stories become the scripts, the conversation starters, and the lessons.
Imagine introducing the transformative power of video to schools and organizations that serve youth, helping them talk honestly and openly about mean behavior, cyber-bullying, and name-calling. Envision kids fully engaged in making movies that depict anti-social roles and behaviors, as well as positive alternatives, guided through this process with solid curriculum and unique learning tools.
This program aims to dramatically improve a school’s psychological climate, to reduce aggression and increase empathy. When used in partnership with other school initiatives, LiveKind™ is a powerful tool in educators’ tool belts, to support their desire to create peaceful, productive classrooms and schools.
Launched in 2010, LiveKind™ represents an innovative solution to the bullying epidemic in our communities. LiveKind™ not only supports a positive school climate but also aims to significantly reduce bullying (intentional meanness, aggression, and exclusion) through a cutting-edge methodology known as “Video-Mirroring™.” This approach engages students in conversations about bullying, empathy, kindness and ally behaviors, drawing from their own life experiences. Student videos become the teaching tools. Students connect with each other as they explore themes common to all students in schools, after-school programs, sports, clubs, and camps.
We hear their words, see their expressions, and watch their body language. Meanness hurts. Feelings matter. Behaviors can change.
Our passion to create positive change comes from our understanding that the failure to interrupt “bullying” in schools results in violence, depression, anxiety, and suicide for many young adults. Bullying behaviors follow children from primary grades, to high school, to college, and then to the workplace. Replacing those behaviors with more appropriate communication and coping skills is as essential as any “hard skill” they’ll learn in school.
LiveKind™ offers users three package options at various price points. Each level constitutes a true partnership.
Option One – LiveKind™ Online
Access to a regularly updated library of age-appropriate LiveKind™ videos. The educational videos demonstrate the roles found in bullying situations, the types of bullying, and showcase several “hot-button” topics.
Option Two – LiveKind™ Online Plus
Access to video library and use of regulatory-compliant online survey tool to evaluate specific climate change and results.
Option Three – LiveKind™ Custom
Full video shoot at the participating school(s) or organization and receipt of five to six videos developed specifically for each location. This custom program addresses specific issues of concern to the schools, provides complete teacher training, educational materials and necessary legal documents. These documents ensure that we meet your expectations and satisfy liability concerns.
Please contact us to discuss how we can work with you to combine resources to positively change school climate and to eradicate mean behavior and bullying.