School embraces kindness program in honor of bullying prevention

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NORTH JACKSON — In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, students at Thelma Barker Elementary School got a lesson is kindness on Friday. This is the first school in Jackson to fully embrace the Cool 2B Kind program. The process begins with students learning the story of the Kindness Revolution’s mascots — dalmatians Izzy and Lottie Dot. The Cool 2B Kind program is offered to participating schools at no cost and focuses on positive behavior that helps to reduce the issue of bullying. “This is just one more step that we can take to encourage kids to treat other folks like they would want to be treated — with respect — and just to be kind,” said Cool 2B Kind organizer Alan Brown. Cool 2B Kind also provides a recognition program. School staff members reward students for their kind acts by giving them a Cool 2B Kind wristband.

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