The kids are all right: footballer's kindness campaign spreads

The kids are all right: footballer's kindness campaign spreads


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SALT LAKE CITY — A high school football player is getting national attention after fighting cyberbullying with kindness on Twitter.

Kevin Curwick, a 17-year-old student at Osseo High School in Osseo, Minn., couldn't imagine sitting on the sidelines while his classmates and those at other schools got mercilessly attacked online. He told KARE 11 he had never been attacked, but knew some who had seen their reputations ruined by cyberbullies.

He decided to do something about it: he created the Twitter account @OsseoNiceThings, from which he tweets positive messages.

He often singles out students for their positive personality characteristics.

"Balances work, grades, and hours of dance and still able to be a best friend to many. Maddie Bojar," he tweeted.

Or another: "Great artist. Even better friend. Sarah Todey."

He began by singling out the students he felt needed encouragement, GOOD reports. But the campaign kept growing.

Similaraccounts have cropped up since Curwick started tweeting on July 29.

"The city of Osseo: one square mile. The influence of Osseo: one world wide," he tweeted.

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