If kindness wins, accountability rules. The need for this mantra is never clearer than when scrolling through posts and comments left online. Approximately four out of ten kids (forty-two percent) have experienced cyberbullying. Cyberbullying isn't all that different from the playground bullying of our youth and nightmares. When we were young, our bullies weren't usually strangers. They were the kids who passed mean notes about us in class, the ones who didn't let us sit at their table during lunch, and the ones who tripped us in the hallway or embarrassed us in gym class. But with social media, our bullies have nonstop access to us--and our kids. In fact, we're often "friends" with our bullies online. When freelance writer Galit Breen's kids hinted that they'd like to post, tweet, and share photos on Instagram, Breen took a look at social media as a mom and as a teacher and quickly realized that there's a ridiculous amount of kindness terrain to teach and explain to kids-and some adults-before letting them loose online. So she took to her pen and wrote a how-to book for parents who are tackling this issue with their kids. Kindness Wins covers ten habits to directly teach kids how to be kind online. Each section is written in Breen's trademark parent-to-parent-over-coffee style and concludes with resources for further reading, discussion starters, and bulleted takeaways. She ends the book with two Kindness Wins contracts-one to share with peers and one to share with kids. Just like we needed to teach our children how to walk, swim, and throw a ball, we need to teach them how to maneuver kindly online. This book will help you do just that.
Publication Date: 04-Jun-2016
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform