This is a sponsored post on behalf of Google Education and Forward Influence.
Kindness is one of the pillars in our home. We teach our kids kindness on a daily basis, and encourage random acts of kindness.
But the key here is letting my kids see my kindness in action. Kids learn so much from watching us be good humans, and they grow up to mimic was they saw in the home.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and Google has challenged me to do a random act of kindness online in honor of Be Internet Awesome’s 5 areas of internet awesomeness.
The 5 Areas Of Internet Awesomeness
- 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
Kindness is the one that speaks so deeply to my heart, so I decided to take on the It’s Cool To Be Kind Challenge with full speed.
Random Acts of Kindness Online Ideas
I kind of went a little crazy with the random acts of kindness. It’s almost too easy to be kind online, so I took advantage. Here are some of the ways you can do random acts of kindness online:
- Comment something sweet on someone’s photo
- Make a list of the kindest people you know, and tag them
- Send someone a small gift via an online store
- Find a random person on social media, and wish them an awesome week
- Share a funny or heartfelt meme with someone who’s had a bad day or week
Are you ready to take on the It’s Cool To Be Kind Challenge? It’s super simple. Here are the details.
All you have to do is do one act of kindness for someone today. That’s it. One act of kindness can change so much, so be an upstander.
What to learn more about Be Internet Awesome? Google has lots of resources for us to explore.
Online, you’ll find the teacher curriculum, family guide, and tips – a complete resource on the basics your family can build on and play with or learn together. In addition to Interland, you’ll find vocabulary and talking points to use for family discussions and activities that will help you lay a strong foundation for your helping kids learn how to be safe, smart, and positive online. There is no safety “tool” more important than open-hearted, open-minded communication in families. When that happens, everybody learns—about each other as well as technology and media. And helping our kids develop these digital and social skills makes learning go better at school too.
Do you do random acts of kindness? Share your favorite ones below.