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iDrive Agent | Join the Movement: Promote Kindness, Tolerance & Respect Online

iDrive Agent | Join the Movement: Promote Kindness, Tolerance & Respect Online

If technology can be used to create turmoil, then the same technologies can be used to promote tolerance and respect for people from all walks of life.

iDrive Agents can make a positive impact by showing kindness, tolerance and respect for diversity. Share your demonstrations of Kindness and Tolerance on social media throughout the month of November. Your real-world actions serves to cultivate a positive online culture and inspires others to do the same.

Here is a bit of background information on these observance days along with some ideas on how to participate in this initiative:

About World Kindness Day

November 13, 2017

World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, and it has spread across many countries including Canada, Japan, Australia, the UK and more. The World Kindness Movement works with a coalition of organizations. Learn more here.

You might be thinking: That all sounds like a good cause, but how can I participate? You can show kindness is so many ways.

In support of World Kindness Day, you can join the iDrive Movement to promote kindness online and offline.

Here are some actions that you can take to promote kindness online, in your local community and at school.

World Kindness Day Ideas:

  1. With permission from your school principal, post positive messages on campus to motivate and inspire students to “Be Kind.”
  2. Invite a lonely student to sit with you at lunch time or reach out to someone who needs a friend. Check out the No One Eats Alone Movement!
  3. Spread positive and kind messages to friends online.
  4. Capture and share your acts of kindness on social media!*

Tag @idrive_live on Instagram and Twitter. Share with us on Facebook!

*Note: Be sure to respect others’ privacy. Before you share photos or videos depicting other people, be sure to get their permission or permission from their parents. Also, make sure that you are following your school’s technology and social media guidelines.

About the International Day for Tolerance

November 16, 2017

The International Day for Tolerance, or IDT, is an annual observance declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1995 to generate public awareness of the perils of intolerance. The UN discusses different ways to combat intolerance: law, education, access to information, local solution, and individual awareness.

We invite you to be part of the Tolerance Movement: post photos of you with your friends from all walks of life and different backgrounds. Let’s show the world how to celebrate diversity.*

Tag @idrive_live on Instagram and Twitter. Share with us on Facebook!

Discover more ways to promote Tolerance. Click here to take initiative!

*Note: Be sure to respect others’ privacy. Before you share photos or videos depicting other people, be sure to get their permission or permission from their parents. Also, make sure that you are following your school’s technology and social media guidelines.

In observance of World Kindness Day and the International Day for Tolerance, iDrive is challenging teens from around the world to show Kindness and Tolerance throughout the month of November! But this movement doesn’t need to stop at the end of the month. You can cultivate Kindness and Tolerance all year round!

Need some inspiration? Watch how one high school student took kindness to the next level by starting a school club to ensure that no student has to spend lunchtime alone.

iDrive wants to hear from you!

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Advisory: The embedded links may contain potentially offensive material. These links have been selected to provide examples of actual instances involving teens.

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Sawyer, Diane. 20/20 Diane Sawyer Investigates: ISIS in America. ABC. Nov 5, 2017, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZew0rC9tIg

“Tolerance, Understanding, Diversity, Respect, Human Rights, Freedom,
Cooperation between Cultures, Shared Values, Dialogue, Mutual Respect, Conflict, Polarization, Stereotypes, Fear, Hatred, Prejudice.” United Nations, United Nations, www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/background.shtml.

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The World Kindness Movement. www.theworldkindnessmovement.org.

 
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