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.
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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.
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 is provided 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 is provided 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 is provided 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.