I’m a fan of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Facebook page. I like its messages, and I’m especially fond of its badge. The Facebook page says:
“The internet doesn’t have to be full of mean comments. Use this badge to let others know you’re part of the goodness! #SpreadtheLove”
Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Website (Helping “young women and the young at heart with the process of cultivating their authentic selves”)
“Here at Smart Girls, we believe the internet can unite us rather than divide us….help us spread the love by keeping the web factual and friendly. Before sending a hurtful or snarky remark into the world, think about how it would feel if someone wrote it about you. Fact check what you read before sharing. Make positive contributions rather than negative ones. Be part of the niceness.”
I love that now there’s an Operation Nice March. I definitely think we need Operation Nice every month of the year.
At the Smart Girls website, you can even get some motivational free downloads, such as the following one:
Keeping It Factual and Friendly Everywhere Online
Promoting online kindness was already one of my causes. I have a number of posts about kindness, including “Be Kind Online” with a word art freebie and my thoughts about the importance of online kindness.
I’ve been thinking about the importance of online kindness again as the Living Montessori Now Facebook community nears 100,000 members. With that many members, there’s naturally a lot of diversity. That makes it more important than ever to respect each other’s blog posts, creations, and comments.
If you don’t agree with something, please respect the other person’s work put into a blog post (and another person’s opinion in general). Remember: “Before sending a hurtful or snarky remark into the world, think about how it would feel if someone wrote it about you.”
For your efforts at keeping it factual and friendly, thank you for making the online world a happier place. 🙂