P.S. 22 elementary school kids in Staten Island don’t look like they have time to bully. They look like they’re too busy having fun and making music. This is the picture of childhood and school that gives hope. Obviously, their chorus leader has great leadership qualities. This teaches a thing or two about empowerment.
Instead of focusing on the bad in kids, what would happen if we spent time doing things like this? It’s the anti-bully. All kids are included and they’re all working together. The happiness that music brings probably lowers frustration and brings a smile to their faces.
You may think this is a stretch but I don’t. And neither does UK soccer star Gary Neville. His anti-bullying message to kids: Smile More.
So there’s our assignment. Empower kids and get them to smile more. It’s much harder to be mean when you’re happy with yourself.