What Kids Think When You Post Mean Things Online

It’s still a little chilly in NYC. Are you feeling, like I am right now, that you’d like to leave town for somewhere warm?

When I get this feeling I do what everyone else does; I scroll through social media and get jealous of all my friends who live in warm climates, like in Australia, California, or Florida. I look at the pictures of them in t-shirts and think, “How can I get myself invited to their lovely home?”

Since I’m spending more time on social I’ve made some observations.

Almost every time I’m on social media I come across a few posts that make my heart drop. Sometimes adults speak about their small beings in a way that makes me glad their small ones can’t read yet. We all have moments that are less than graceful, but sometimes this crosses over into being outright mean.

I wondered: how would small beings feel if they read those posts?

So, I asked the Behavior + Beyond resident actress, my co-star in those behavior demos you’ve been watching these past few months, what she thinks when parents post mean things about their kids online.

Click below to hear the answer directly from a small being!

Insight Into Action!

Parents: What is one nice thing you can post about your small being?

Teachers: How can you encourage parents to post with kindness on social media?

 

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