This fall, UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers (CSS) and the Bedari Kindness Institute (BKI) are excited to collaborate alongside Actress Tabitha Brown to create a Kindness Playlist for YouTube Kids. The playlist, “Kindness is Contagious”, will be featured on the YouTube Kids App during the month of October. This initiative aims to support the creation of developmentally appropriate content that promotes kindness in an authentic and engaging way.
With support from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television and input from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common, CSS and the BKI created videos for kids, by kids, about all of the different ways to spread kindness, as well as curated existing content from YouTube about kindness for children to enjoy. These selfie videos feature children from all over the world sharing impactful acts of kindness that they’ve done or seen others do.
In addition to viewing the playlist, we encourage adults to continue to promote kindness for children using the Caring Adult Resource Guide and Kindness Activities we have created in partnership with the GirlKind Project.
The full UCLA Press Release about this initiative is available here.