Empathy Download

If we really want to care about online influences and behaviour and stem the tide of casual cruelty, anti-social behaviour and glamorisation of violence, we can’t simply blame the tools or new interactive social media and games. No, what we need is to start to creatively rekindle our understanding of empathy for a connected e-world.


You can’t download this as a plug-in, or a patch, Just as a programme like “Roots of Empathy” introduced a live baby to help children re-connect and gain an empathetic understanding and connect with their feelings so we now need a new understanding, a new “e-pathy” to remind us of our humanity and curb the actions of many internet users who risk becoming “comfortably numb.”


by Stephen Carrick-Davies