We know that, no matter what their background is, when kids know they can make a difference in the world, it’s transformative for them in a very positive way.
Please join me in Hasbro’s new philanthropic initiative, BE FEARLESS BE KIND. It’s designed to empower kids to have the compassion, empathy and courage to stand up for others and be inclusive throughout their lives.
We know it’s not always easy to be kind and kids need toolkits to help teach them and inspire empathy. BE FEARLESS BE KIND has engaged best-in-class partners who developed empathy and compassion tools & resources that parents can use: Ashoka and No Bully on the empathy piece, Special Olympics Unified for inclusion, and generationOn and Rock Your World for taking action.
The goal: We want kids to stand up for others, include everyone, and take action when they see a problem.
Why Empathy, Why Now?
Research shows that teens today are 40% less empathetic than they were thirty years ago (Dr. Michele Borba), and 62% of Americans say kids are less kind than they were in the past (NBC News State of Kindness Poll, 2015). And yet, qualities like empathy and compassion are learned not genetically passed on.
What happens if we don’t teach our kids compassion and empathy? An increase in bullying. Isolation for kids who act out in devastating ways. Empathy is the key to building a kinder generation but it must be taught. We want to be the catalyst for change and make it easier for families and educators to nurture a generation of fearless, kind changemakers.
#BeKind Twitter Party with Prizes!
Please join us on Thursday, November 10 at 2 PM EST for the Hasbro Be Fearless Be Kind Twitter party. We’ll be giving away eight Hasbro prize packs. The hashtags are #BFBK and #Bekind. @socialgoodmoms will be the host.
BE FEARLESS BE KIND Giveaway
I’m giving away a $50 prize pack with a variety of Hasbro toys & games. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. I can only ship to U.S.A. and AFO boxes due to the high cost of shipping.
Hasbro has a long and proud tradition of empowering childhood through many philanthropic programs. Now, they want to talk more about the root cause about what we’re seeing in society; about the need to develop empathy and to tell parents that there is a way to teach empathy. It’s not impossible. Let’s all make the world a better place for children and their families. Thank you Hasbro!
We know it’s not always easy to be kind. If often takes courage to do the right thing. That’s why we use the words BE FEARLESS BE KIND.
I’m a blog ambassador for generationOn & Hasbro’s Joy Maker Challenge, a part of the Be Fearless, Be Kind campaign and this is a sponsored post. My opinions, as always, are my own.