Sit with someone new
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Sit with someone who’s new or left out, or invite them to sit with you and your friends. This simple act of inclusion can have a lasting effect on someone’s feelings of self worth.
crowdsourced tips
If you see someone left out, ask them if they want to sit at your lunch table. It’s such an easy gesture, but it could make their day.
Expand your circle of friends by sitting with someone new. Just sit down next to the person and say “Hi, I’m ___.” See where it goes!
Get as many people to hang out together as possible. Ask a teacher if you can push the tables in the cafeteria together. See how many people you can get to sit with each other.
Consider phrases like, “Hi, my name’s ___. Mind if I sit here?” or “I’d like to join you if that’s cool?”