#ENDViolence by choosing kindness

Being kind is the simplest action you can take to end violence and help others.

UNICEF Ambassador Wang Yuan shares his opinions on how to deal with bullying with a group of students during his visit to Xinzhai Primary School in Cangyuan, Yunnan Province, where UNICEF is implementing a Social and Emotional Learning project, on 13th July, 2019.
UNICEF/China/2019/Ma Yuyuan

Why kindness matters

Being kind is the first step towards creating a better society. Kindness inspires generosity and compassion. Kindness can improve self-worth and self-esteem.?Kindness can help us meet new people and step out of our comfort zones. When we engage in an act of kindness, we bring out the better versions of ourselves and others.?

That’s the power of kindness.?

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UNICEF ambassador Wang Yuan participates in social and emotional learning lessons at a primary school in Cangyuan, Yunnan Province, and calls for prevention of school bullying.
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UNICEF supporters BTS have today - on UN International Day of Friendship - released an exclusive video that calls on young people to brighten someone’s day with kindness, as part of UNICEF’s campaign to #ENDviolence in and around schools.

Ways of showing kindness

You can show kindness online or in-person. Below are simple actions you can take to show someone you appreciate him or her.

Try it for yourself!

Remind someone they are important online.

tag a friend

Tag your friend in a positive message on?Weibo?using the hashtag #ChooseKindness

DM someone

Send someone a direct message?telling them why they’re great.

Remind someone they are important in person.

Write a note

Write a note to your friend telling them why they’re great.

Thumb up

Write a positive message and leave it someplace where they can see it.

Anonymous note

Leave an anonymous kind message for someone?who?needs it.

Celebrate acts of kindness

People all over China are?tagging others?online and reminding them why they’re great.?Share your act of kindness?with UNICEF?by using the hashtag #ChooseKindness.?Have a look at how?others are showing kindness?on Weibo.??

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