How kind are we? 2021 Report

Kidscape and BounceTogether have analysed the survey results of all schools that took part in the free kindness survey throughout October and November 2021.
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At a glance...
260+
Schools registered
279,000+
Answers given
4,300+
Responses

Findings

On the whole, we've found that children have reported experiencing good levels of kindness from other children and staff in our schools. The majority of pupils see their peers and teachers as kind and on the whole they are able to approach teachers with any issues or worries.

"Kindness is like an anti-virus, it kills the hatred of the earth" - year 6 pupil

Key areas

78% of children agree they can talk to a teacher if they are sad, scared or worried
3 in 4 children agree that people in their school are kind to them
94% of children say they are kind to others in school
88% of children agree that the teachers in their school are kind
3 in 4
3 in 4 are experiencing kindness from others
80 percent
Children agreeing that teachers are kind
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Survey Findings

Experiences of kindness

Experiencing positive cases of kindness is not the case for all children. We have found that experiences of kindness appear to decrease with age, for disabled children and those with additional needs - particularly boys within this group.

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Wise words from the children

As well as defining what they think kindness means, the children were asked to share their opinions on what they feel could help improve and drive kindness in their own communities...

There is a theme of informal education with the top 3 choices being...

68 percent
Games
63 percent
Small group-work
51 percent
Creating/Watching Films
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Survey Findings

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Pupil/Learner Survey

Hello! This is a survey about your views towards kindness and how you get on with other people. It’s not a test and there are no right or wrong answers so all we ask is that you are honest with the answers you give. If you don’t understand something, you can ask your teacher or your parent/carer for help.

Q What does “Kindness” mean to you? [Open text]
Q Think about your experiences of kindness and please tell us how much you agree/disagree: [Multiple statements]

- Pupils in my school are kind to me
- I am kind to other children in my school
- Pupils in my school help one another (for example if someone is sad, scared, or lonely)
- Pupils in my school are kind to people who seem 'different' to them
- Pupils in my school are kind to one another online (e.g., social media, messaging, or gaming platforms)
- Pupils in my school are kind to one another on the journey to and from school
Q Here are some statements about how teachers support you to be kind. Please tell us how much you agree/disagree:
[Multiple options]

- The teachers in my school are kind
- The pupils in my school are praised and/or thanked when they are kind to others
- I can talk to a teacher if I am sad, scared, or worried
- I can talk to a teacher if another pupil is sad, scared or worried
Q What do you think would help you to be kinder to others by online and face-to-face? [Multiple options]
Q Are you a: Male, Female, Other, Prefer not to answer
Q What school year are you in?
Q Do you get free school meals? (Yes/No/I don’t know/I would rather not say)
Q Do you speak a language other than English at home? (Yes, No, I don’t know)
Q Are you disabled and/or do you have an additional need? (Yes, No, I don’t know)
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Parent/Carer Survey

Hello, could you please take a few minutes to answer the following questions so we can understand experiences of kindness within our school community. If you have more than one child at our school, please answer on behalf of one child. Your answers will be anonymous and will help us improve so please be as honest as possible.

Q What does “Kindness” mean to you? [Open text]
Q Please tell us how much you agree/disagree: [Multiple statements]

- The school is a kind and welcoming place
- Other parents/carers are kind to one another
- School staff encourage and support children to be kind to one another
- Children in the school are kind to one another online (e.g., social media, messaging, or gaming)
Q How much do you agree/disagree with the following about your child:
[Multiple options]

- My child feels safe in school
- Other children are kind to my child
- Teachers are kind to my child
- I can talk to someone at school if I am worried about my child
- I encourage my child to be kind to other people, regardless of who they are or where they come from
Q What would help you as a parent/carer to support your child with kindness, positive relationships, bullying and online safety?

Top tips
Conversation starters to use at home
Videos Film or book recommendations
Training in school
Training online
Small group work
Opportunities to talk to other parents/carers
Online support groups
Signposting to organisations who can help
Q Are there any other comments you would like to share with us? (open text)
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Staff Survey

Hello, we are running this survey to help us understand more about experiences of kindness within our school community. Could you please take a few minutes to answer the following questions? Your answers will be anonymous and will help us improve so please be as honest as possible.

Q How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements: [Multiple statements]

- This school is kind and welcoming
- Pupils/learners are kind to one another
- Pupils/learners are kind to staff
- Staff are kind to pupils/learners
- Staff are kind to one another
- Parents and carers are kind to staff
Q How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "There is a clear sense of shared purpose and action when it comes to encouraging kindness amongst pupils/learners."
Q How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Staff praise pupils/learners who show kindness"
Q How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "The school takes action to encourage and support pupils/learners to be kind to one another online (e.g., through social media, messaging, and gaming)?"
Q What would help you support pupils/learners with kindness, positive relationships, bullying and online safety?

Top tips
Presentations
Lesson plans
Group work activities
Individual activities
Videos Film or book recommendations
Training (in school)
Training (online)
Opportunities to talk and share ideas with other school staff
Signposting to organisations who can help

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What is BounceTogether?

BounceTogether is an online survey tool, designed for a schools that makes it simple to monitor and measure wellbeing and mental health of pupils and staff.

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There is no setup for your school and BounceTogether, will send everything you need to you to complete the survey and see the results.

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Our team will share the results with you once your audience have completed the survey. You will be given a report that shows you the overall picture!

How do my pupils complete the survey?

You will be emailed a link that can be shared with your audience. It's really easy to complete it and can be done from home, using a smart device or tablet if they prefer!

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The responses from the survey are 100% anonymous and no personal data is captured.

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