“An indispensable 21st-century manual of manners written for 21st-century parents and their children. With compassion, humor, insight, and practical wisdom born of firsthand experience, Galit Breen makes a compelling case for online decency. What would happen if parents and kids everywhere could read these 10 simple rules of conduct, learn them by heart, and live by them each and every time they log in? The world would change dramatically-and for the good of us all.”
–Katrina Kenison, Author of Mitten Strings for God and The Gift of an Ordinary Day
If kindness wins, accountability rules. The need for this mantra is never clearer
than when scrolling through posts and comments left online. Approximately
four out of ten kids (forty-two percent) have experienced cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying isn’t all that different from the playground bullying of our youth and
nightmares. When we were young, our bullies weren’t usually strangers. They
were the kids who passed mean notes about us in class, the ones who didn’t let
us sit at their table during lunch, and the ones who tripped us in the hallway
or embarrassed us in gym class. But with social media, our bullies have nonstop
access to us–and our kids. In fact, we’re often “friends” with our bullies
When freelance writer Galit Breen’s kids hinted that they’d like to post, tweet, and
share photos on Instagram, Breen took a look at social media as a mom and as a
teacher and quickly realized that there’s a ridiculous amount of kindness
terrain to teach and explain to kids―and some adults―before letting them loose online.
So she took to her pen and wrote a how-to book for parents who are tackling
this issue with their kids.
Kindness Wins covers ten habits to directly teach kids how to be kind online. Each section is written in Breen’s trademark parent-to-parent-over-coffee style and concludes with
resources for further reading, discussion starters, and bulleted takeaways. She
ends the book with two Kindness Wins contracts―one to share with peers and
one to share with kids. Just like we needed to teach our children how to walk,
swim, and throw a ball, we need to teach them how to maneuver kindly online.
This book will help you do just that.
Galit Breen was a classroom and reading teacher for ten years. She has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in human development. In 2009, she launched a career as a freelance writer entrenched in social media. Since then, her work has been featured in various online magazines including Brain, Child; The Huffington Post; TIME; and xoJane. Breen lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled miniature golden doodle. You can learn more about her by visiting TheseLittleWaves.com
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***Disclosure: I am the marketing manager for this book, and I do receive monetary compensation for each book sold.***