I've written before about the Kids Philosophy Slam: http://www.philosophyslam.org/
This year the question was-what has a greater impact on society-compassion or violence. Now I did have to explain what those two words meant, however the students, even my Kinder students certainly understood the concept and could give examples of each. Overwhelmingly their answer was compassion. I think that's also what they've had the most experience with at their age. And that's a good thing! But I wanted to share their responses:
My favorite one. Makes me think of a video we watch often: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU
When you have teamwork, things get done faster.
Compassion....if everyone did that we would all be safe.