Fact Snacks!


Kids are more likely to cheat if they think they have a reputation for being smart. Studies show that when children are told they’re really smart for doing well on a test, they’re more likely to cheat in the future so that you’ll keep thinking they’re really smart. However, if you praise them by saying they ‘did really well this time’, they’re more likely to keep working hard so they can ‘do well’ again the next time. (, , )
The FBI views animal abuse as a very serious crime. They track it right along with homicide, arson, and assault, because “there is overwhelming evidence that [animal abuse] is linked to crimes against people, including violent crimes and domestic violence.” (, , )