The 12th installment in the lesson series I’m writing on behalf of iKeepSafe, focuses on leveraging the internet to benefit local communities.
Remember flash mobs, those groups that seemed to come out of nowhere to perform a dance in unlikely public places? This concept has been reinvented with a socially conscious twist through “cash mobs”: groups who respond to online invitations to visit a specified store to help their community’s local economy.
Although negative internet behavior tends to grab the spotlight, most people use the internet positively. Socially conscious people understand they are part of a larger community, and that for the community to thrive, everyone needs to contribute to the greater good.
Learn the positive side of “going viral” and how the World Wide Web exists as a community of collaborators supporting local businesses and neighborhoods.
To see and use this lesson, the companion presentation, professional development materials, and parent tips click here: It Takes a Village – The Power of Positive Collaboration