Kindness Week 2012
A week later, a group of eighth grade boys participated in a Fireside Talk as a follow-up to the movie “Finding Kind.” The boys discussed their beliefs of how the movie might have been different if it was produced from a boys’ perspective instead of from a female perspective. The boys shared that they do not feel the remark “boys just throw a punch and things are fine” really depicts how boys deal with bullying/teasing. The boys mentioned that boys do have feelings and take bullying/teasing to heart and do not actually get over the occurrences as easily as the film stated. The boys identified appropriate ways they could deal with the types of situations portrayed in the film. The conversation was healthy and productive with all boys equally providing their thoughts and input.