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Episode 415th December 2021 • Find Your Kind • Hopewell Valley Student Publications Network
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Show Name:  Find Your Kind

Episode #4: Cyber-Kind

Hello and welcome back! You are listening to Find Your Kind the podcast with your host Delaney Janks. You’re currently listening to this podcast on the Hopewell Valley Student Publications Network where students come together to publish content to share with the world. Please note that the opinions expressed in this episode are mine, and mine alone. In this episode, “Cyber-Kind”, I’ll be discussing ways you can be kind on the internet and how to promote an overall more positive digital atmosphere.

Segment 1: Importance

  1. The internet and its bad reputation
  2. The internet/social media don’t have to be a place full of negativity
  3. Everytime you log on, you have the power to impact people all around the world
  4. It’s easy to be kind in real life, but it can be even easier to be kind on social media

Segment 2:  What can you do 

  1. Our attachment to social media
  2. Being off of social media is harder than we think
  3. Allows us to make connections with people we can’t otherwise communicate with
  4. You feel like you’re missing out
  5. Great things about social media:
  6. Allows us to listen to and express different perspectives on things and become more open-minded thinkers 
  7. Gives us access to so many forms of education
  8. Connects us with people
  9. Being online can also be quite toxic and is for a lot people detrimental to their mental health
  10. There’s a place where users forget that the people you’re interacting with or talking about on social media are actual humans too
  11. For public figures, a lot of people think it's “fair game” to be brutal with them
  12. Brutal comments on happy/innocent content
  13. Everyone is flawed and even well intentioned people make mistakes
  14. Before you bash someone online for something, first think about what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, is it going to help in any way, and are you just doing it to make yourself feel better about something?
  15.  Respectfully and privately calling others out when they might be wrong
  16. What are some things we can do to be kinder on social media?
  17. Think before you comment
  18. Don’t like or retweet mean comments
  19. If you do make a mistake online, just own up to it and apologize
  20. Use your social media platform more as a means to spread positivity
  21. Compliment others on social media/make kind comments

Segment 3:  Wrap Up

  1. It’s not enough to simply avoid being negative and cruel online; It’s also important to spread kindness
  2. People think that acts of kindness are only for everyday life, but you can just as easily bring kindness online too
  3. When you practice kindness online, you not only spread joy to others, but also create an overall more positive atmosphere on the internet
  4. Make a person on the other side of the screen smile today!!

Music Credits: 

  • Creek Whistle by Steve Adams
  • Reasons to Hope by Reed Mathis
  • Tropic by Anno Domini Beats

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