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You are important: Let 2014 be the year kindness goes viral

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What can you do in 2014 to promote kindness?

As 2013 comes to an end, we sadly look at headlines of youth suicides, kids that are teased, harassed, to a point where statistics still show us that 43% of school students are fearful to use their school restrooms.

When will this end?

No one is immune to bullying, but everyone can do something about it.

Visit My Kindness Counts or Random Acts of Kindness, you may even want download the free app Kindr that promotes kindness. Do something everyday to be part of spreading kindness in your community.

Take the time to learn how to become an upstander in your school and community.

St. Johns County is proactive in educating our community on topics such as bullying and cyberbullying.

This year The Community Empowerment Series is bringing back leading Parenting and Bullying Prevention Expert, Dr. Michele Borba and joining her is leading Cyberbullying Prevention Expert and co-founder of the Cyberbullying Research Center, Dr. Sameer Hinduja.

There will also be body-image workshops for girls 8-14 years old with leading expert, Sarah Burningham.

Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton is back and will be offering cyber-civics workshops, and Stacey Honowitz will be speaking on stranger danger and predators - both online and off.

This will be a full day of educational and informational resources for parents, teachers and students.

Save the date, Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 9:00am.

This is a FREE event! Online registration will open shortly and highly recommended since space is limited. Workshops will have a cap on them.

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