Sites That Help Kids Do Good
Watch out, world: Today's kids know social media and they aren't afraid to use it. But it may not be what you think. From anti-cyberbullying campaigns to fundraisers for important causes to marches that call attention to national issues, kids are using sites, apps, and other tech to promote social responsibility, community service, and global awareness. Sure, online life still has some pitfalls, but plenty of kids are bypassing the kind of negativity many parents fear and actively trying to make the world a better place -- with a few clicks, well-timed posts, and inspirational messages. They are digital natives, after all. What role can parents play to keep the positivity going? Support them, stay involved, and keep them using tools that help them channel their energy for good. Kids can give to charity, contribute to anti-bullying efforts, and help end hunger, among other activities with the resources below. And see more ways to do good online such as fighting cyberbulling and playing games and apps that promote empathy.