Being kind, there is nothing cooler these days and I am so excited to be spreading kindness this week as I partner with Forward Influence network! I’m pretty sure paying it forward and spreading kindness sure is one of the most rewarding things you can do! It really does spread joy in so many ways just by doing something small so I really wanted to get my kids in on some random acts of kindness!
We have so much power these days especially with the world at our finger tips. Social media and the internet can have so many negative things spread throughout it at all times but I challenge all of you to change that not only this week but every week!
One of the most important things I want to teach my kids besides knowing their Savior is the power of being kind and that their words/actions can mean more than they even realize! The internet is how our kids communicate 90% of the time these days so it is so important that we teach them kindness and how to use the internet safely and kindly! Google has a program called Be Internet Awesome and it is such a neat program that helps children navigate through the vast internet space! They incorporate 5 steps that help kids feel confident in their daily interactions!
SMART: Communicate responsibly online
ALERT: Identify phishing, scams, and non-credible sources online
STRONG: Protect your personal information
KIND: Be kind and positive online
BRAVE: When in doubt about anything online, talk it out with an adult
I have been trying to teach my kids the importance of being the upstander in every situation and not the bystander! This is such a hard concept for young children but it truly helps them understand that kindness can also come from defending someone even if they aren’t the one being actively unkind! We even played to Kind Kingdom game which is a fun interactive game to show them how to spread kindness and to watch out for those who are spreading negativity and how to protect others!
I challenge all of you to spread kindness by doing a random act of kindness within the next 48 hours and post it to social media using the hashtag #itscooltobekind and tagging 3 friends asking them to participate! Let’s spread some kindness and make this world a brighter place!
Thank you to Forward Influence Network for sponsoring today’s post! All thoguhts, and opinions are that of my own!