Grade 6 Student, Lloyd George Elementary School, Kamloops, B.C.
To me, bullying means “someone is saying/doing something to someone that hurts that person, mentally or physically. Bullying is a show of humiliation for both sides.”
“In Roots of Empathy, we particularly use art to access student’s deepest and most vulnerable feelings as sometimes words fail them in explaining the depth of their pain, humiliation, or shame. These are all emotions that no child should face alone, and Roots of Empathy draws the curtain on bullying, allowing students to draw for one another, what they understand about bullying and its collateral. Shame and humiliation are on the agenda at school and it’s great that Roots of Empathy shines a light on it. We can’t stop cruelty unless we name it first. And who better than the students themselves. Roots of Empathy is evidence based on three continents to reduce bullying.” – Founder/President Mary Gordon