Try a little kindness every day

BATU PAHAT: An ordinary Mon­day morning for students of two schools here turned extraordinary when actress and #StandTogether National Kindness Week ambassador Lisa Surihani showed up.

The first #StandTogether National Kindness Week, which aims to curb school bullying, got off to an active start with more than 300 schools taking part. Schools that won a special ‘kindness project’ competition had an extra prize – a visit by one of the campaign’s celebrity ambassadors, like actress Lisa Surihani at SK Kota Dalam in Johor. The campaign is organised by R.AGE and SP Setia.

Negri too, supports National Kindness Week

SEREMBAN: The Negri Sembilan state government has joined Perak and Melaka in supporting the National Kindness Week early next month to check bullying in schools.

Two states to join kindness revolution

PETALING JAYA: Two state governments will be joining the “kindness revolution” alongside schools in the inaugural National Kindness Week this April.

United we stand: Dr Zambry (centre), Star Media Group Bhd managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and SMK St Michael principal T. Gunalan posing with students during the R.Age standtogether programme at the school in Ipoh.

Rotary Malaysia aims to promote kindness in schools

PETALING JAYA: With the inaugural National Kindness Week nearing, Rotary Malaysia has pledged to activate its network of over 150 school Interact Clubs to support the cause.

Dealing with bullying the right way

WHILE it’s the community’s responsibility to step in when witnessing a bully intimidating a victim, to blunder in could make everything worse.

The students and teachers of SK Kota Dalam in Johor pledge to prevent bullying in their school. Find out how to join them by going on to

Everyone needs to play their part

I am thankful that the Ministry of Education has stepped in to support the #StandTogether campaign with both the Deputy Ministers, Datuk P Kamalanathan and Datuk Chong Sin Woon recording their support for the initiative.

Dr Wan Mohd Zahid says the campaign is an extension of the Setia Caring School Programme but on a much larger scale.

‘Shower love to tackle bullying’

SHAH ALAM: Instead of trying to end bullying through humiliating punishments, adults need to model love, kindness and compassion for children, said respected developmental psychologist Dr Goh Chee Leong.

Captivating talk: Dr Goh speaking at the StarLIVE talk at the SP Setia Network Hub in Setia Alam.

Our teens are bullies

Think cyberbullying and the first thing that comes to mind is that there are more victims. However, a university study has stumbled upon a startling revelation – Malaysian teenagers are more often the perpetrators rather than the ones at the receiving end.

Listen, you can inspire kids to be kinder

PETALING JAYA: Parents who want to help create a kinder society for their children can learn from developmental psychologist Dr Goh Chee Leong at a free talk tomorrow.

Free talk on dealing with bullies

FIGHTING with bullies will not solve the problem of bullying, said Malaysian Psychological Association president Dr Goh Chee Leong.

Goh will talk on ‘Creating a Culture of Kindness Against Bullying‘.