The Animal Kindness Foundation's goal is to get the Nevada School District to implement Humane Education into the school system as an early deterrent and bullying prevention program for all ages.
What is humane education?
Humane education encourages cognitive, affective, and behavioral growth through personal development of critical thinking, problem solving, perspective-taking, and empathy as it relates to people, animals, the planet, and the intersections among them. Education taught through the lens of humane pedagogy supports more than knowledge acquisition, it allows learners to process personal values and choose prosocial behaviors aligned with those values.
The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying. Parents and youth also have a role to play in preventing bullying at school. One mechanism for engaging parents and youth, is a school safety committee. It can bring the community together to keep bullying prevention at school active and focused.
All of these ideals are within the Student Bill of Rights - Each student at school has a right to:
Learn in a safe and friendly place
Be treated with respect
Receive the help and support of caring adults