Operation Nice Anti-Bullying Program Featured on ABC's Channel 7 News - Detroit, Coverage Shows Students in Action as they "Spread the Nice!"

The popular Operation Nice Anti-bullying program receives much deserved coverage from Detroit's Channel 7, showing the program in action and spotlighting the enthusiasm of students and faculty.

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According to the school's principal, referrals of bullying to his office have decreased significantly since the launch of the Operation Nice program.

Hartland, MI (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

Author and Operation Nice® bully-prevention program developer, Kristy Short, Ed.D, announced today that Detroit's Channel 7 Action News was on site at Creekside Elementary to feature her program in action. The feature story spotlighted student activity and enthusiasm for the popular anti-bullying program. Also interviewed was the school's principal, who definitively reported a significant reduction in reports of bullying since the Operation Nice program was adopted.

"It was an exciting day for everyone at Creekside," Short stated. "The kids were amazing, telling the reporter all about their student-created Operation Nice activities, like writing songs, creating posters, and working everyday to Spread the Nice."

Short explained that one of the great strengths of the program is that it is equally run by the students in partnership with teachers. "By making students active in program facilitation, they stay motivated and engaged in the program every day. They have a sense of ownership, and that is so important."

According to the school's principal, Lawrence Pumpford, referrals of bullying to his office have decreased significantly since the launch of the program.

Short indicated that she will promote Operation Nice nationally in 2013, now that it has been tested at Creekside Elementary. "We are ready! We've tested the program and made the required changes based on faculty feedback," Short stated.

The Channel 7 feature story can be viewed from Kristy Short's YouTube Channel or from within the News & Views section on the OperationNice.ORG website.

Operation Nice is based on Short's anti-bullying-themed book, Zanda Humphrey's Operation Nice. For more information, visit OperationNice.ORG.

About Operation Nice

Operation Nice (ON) is an anti-bullying prevention program for early education-aged children (K-5). Unlike any other dry anti-bullying curriculum that relies solely on teachers to implement and facilitate, Operation Nice is a visually engaging, literature-based program that calls on students to be equally active participants. Providing an engaging anti-bullying themed book, memorable characters, daily visual reminders (via Operation Nice printed materials), and relying on student involvement, children are far more likely to adhere to the tenets of Operation Nice and “Spread the Nice” (the program's mantra) on a day-to-day basis. At the very core of Operation Nice is the ability to change the culture within a school. Operation Nice makes it cool to be nice (and very uncool to be a bully). Lead by mascot, Zanda Humphrey, the very coolest of fourth-grade scientists, students are engaged, excited, and loyal to the program from the start. Find out more at Operation Nice (ON) is an anti-bullying prevention program for early education-aged children (K-5). Unlike any other dry anti-bullying curriculum that relies solely on teachers to implement and facilitate, Operation Nice is a visually engaging, literature-based program that calls on students to be equally active participants. Providing an engaging anti-bullying themed book, memorable characters, daily visual reminders (via Operation Nice printed materials), and relying on student involvement, children are far more likely to adhere to the tenets of Operation Nice and “Spread the Nice” (the program's mantra) on a day-to-day basis. At the very core of Operation Nice is the ability to change the culture within a school. Operation Nice makes it cool to be nice (and very uncool to be a bully). Lead by mascot, Zanda Humphrey, the very coolest of fourth-grade scientists, students are engaged, excited, and loyal to the program from the start. Find out more at OperationNice.ORG.