As we kick off Anti-Bullying Week 2014 with a jam-packed week of creative workshops here at One Day, it becomes more and more important for us to remember why this week is so crucial for our children and young people.
In a world taking huge leaps in technology, perhaps what is most exciting is that technology and creativity are beginning to unite. Learning tools are becoming ever more innovative. This is a topic that Crispin Reed has written about so eloquently in his Huff Post Tech blog.
However, when our technology advances so do our ways of communicating. In this fast-paced, busy society it can become easy for our children – and far too many of our adults – to forget what it means to be kind to one another in this world that we share.
For this very reason, we have been inspired this week by initiatives such as World Kindness Day – which took place only last week. We want to carry these ideas over into Anti-Bullying Week. Rather than just focusing on the ways that we might lose sight of each other’s feelings, we want to think about the big or small things that we can do to go that extra mile to be thoughtful.
With that in mind, starting today, we will be tweeting every day this week about the little things that we have been doing in the One Day office to make somebody smile. Please do follow us @OneDayCreative
Also, for any young people feeling disheartened by those that do hide their unkindness behind a computer screen, we urge you to watch the Childline’s inspiring new video on ways to effectively combat cyber-bullying.
In a week when the whole of the UK takes that extra time to think about others above themselves, let’s remind everybody that…
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James
… And let’s not forget.
Love, the One Day Team x