"There was a girl in my class who had on dirty clothes. The other kids laughed at her but I played with her during recess."
That's an everyday act of kindness toward a child who is being ostracized. It was reported by an elementary school student who took part in a new, nationally-representative survey of children ages 9 to 11. The purpose was to capture not only the bad, but also the good of how children treat each other, and even a little bit of the why.
Here are some of the key findings: