No More Bullying! classes aim to stop abuse before it begins
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County (SPCA Wake) is offering online cruelty and violence prevention program starting May 18, 2020 called No More Bullying! Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are welcome to sign up and participate, free of charge via Zoom.com.
This ground-breaking cruelty and violence prevention program teaches elementary students responsibility, compassion, integrity, and the importance of treating living beings with care.
Researchers have been studying the connection between various forms of violence for many years. We know that bullying, domestic violence, and animal cruelty are linked in a deadly cycle. We also know that kindness leads to more kindness, and we believe more kindness is the key to breaking the cycle of violence and abuse.
“Studies show that people abused by people often abuse animals. People who abuse animals abuse people. And it is our goal to stop this endless cycle,” says Molly Stone-Sapir, Director of Community Initiatives for SPCA Wake.
The No More Bullying! program not only teaches students to recognize bullying when they see it, and to take safe and effective actions to stop it; it also helps children understand the core character values and practice the types of behaviors that can prevent bullying in the first place.
SPCA Wake’s No More Bullying! online schedule:
- 3rd graders — May 18-22, 2020 @ 3-4pm
- 4th graders — May 25-29, 2020 @ 3-4pm
- 5th graders — June 1-5, 2020 @ 3-4pm
To participate, visit spcawake.org/nobullying.com and register.
Participating children will have the opportunity to practice the values and concepts and ask questions to the instructor during the online classes. The SPCA is dedicated to creating a humane community for animals and people alike. The No More Bullying! program creates a lasting change by engaging youth and young adults with these lessons of responsibility, compassion, and integrity.
Source: Darci VanderSlik, SPCA of Wake County