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Why Empathy Alone Won’t Stop Bullying

Next Steps, Like Kindness, Are Required to Influence Positive Outcomes

Did you know that people who bully often know exactly how their targets will feel when they bully them? It’s important to understand what empathy is and what next-steps are required to influence positive outcomes in bullying situations.… Read More


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Introducing ParenTeen Connect: A New Resource for Parents and Teens

Being a Teen—Or Raising One—Can Be a Wild Ride

Being a teen—or raising one—can be a wild ride. ParenTeenConnect.org is a place where parents and teens can communicate, connect, and break through on tough topics. It’s free, online, shares real stories, and has real solutions.… Read More


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FREE Classroom Challenge—“Can’t Stop the Feeling” Video Treasure Hunt

Take Students on an Interactive Adventure

In this classroom challenge, students can look up, down, and all around for their favorite Second Step characters in our 360º New Year’s video! This musical classroom challenge celebrates educators and the kids who work year-round to learn SEL skills. … Read More


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Is Gratitude Lacking in Your Life? Try These Ideas for Bringing It Back

Do you want to learn how to have more positive relationships and enhance emotional well-being?

Gratitude is simple in that it involves being thankful and showing appreciation. November is National Gratitude Month, so it’s a perfect time to think about how to foster gratitude personally and professionally, for yourself and for others. … Read More


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Internet Safety Tips—Keeping Youth Safe Online

Understand Cyberbullying and How You Can Help Prevent It

We all know that bullying is a problem in schools. But now that many students have their own computers and cell phones and are interacting more and more online, they may be at increased risk of exposure to a new form of harassment: cyber bullying.… Read More