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Encouraging kindness in children

  • Include your child in the daily routines of care for your pets. Remember that as the adult, the ultimate responsibility for your animal’s welfare rests with you.
  • Read a story from the list of animal stories that will encourage empathy (see also humane education teacher).
  • Use real-life situations to show respect for all living creatures. For very young children it can start by not stepping on insects or handling creatures gently before putting them back into their natural environment.
  • Visit WOAW website and download the ‘Happy Animals’ game. It is an animated, interactive game designed to make it easy for parents to talk to their children about kindness and cruelty.
  • With older children:

RSPCA education children and animal cruelty

More information
  Download encouraging kindness in children info sheet
 > Cruelty to animals - the link to human violence
 > Empathy reading list
 > Forming an action plan
 > Children and Animal Cruelty Seminars






 
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