Our philosophy is very straight forward. We believe kids respond and learn best from eachother. LiveKind™ teaches empathy and kindness as an antidote to meanness and aggression.
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.
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.
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.
Effective interruption of “bullying” in schools can decrease the level of violence between students, and lessen depression, anxiety and suicide for many young adults.
Launched in 2010, LiveKind™ represents an innovative approach to addressing the bullying epidemic in our schools. LiveKind™ supports a positive school culture and aims to significantly reduce bullying (defined as intentional meanness, aggression, and exclusion) through a cutting-edge methodology known as “Video-Mirroring™.” This approach engages students in conversations about bullying, empathy and kindness, drawing from their own life experiences. Student videos become teaching tools. Students connect with each other as they explore themes common to all students in schools, after-school programs, sports, clubs, and camps.
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 with or without 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.
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.