bullying prevention fiction

Preventing bullying through…fiction? It works!


A writer of children’s books contends that reading fiction can increase compassion (and prevent bullying) by allowing students to experience life through another person’s eyes.

When you read, you become another person, if only for a short while. You see how that person lives and how they think. You experience their hopes and fears, and you see how they’ve come to be who they are. If you read five different books, you have a window into the lives of five different people. That’s what empathy is: to feel for that other person, and it opens
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