FINDING OUR PEOPLE
Finding people who “get us” is important for all of us. But not all environments make it easy for kids who think and communicate differently to be successful at it. What does the word “friend” even mean? Or “autism” or “ADHD” for that matter?
Oftentimes kids are asked to connect with language that is abstract and intangible, but the most natural (and concrete!) way to connect is through what kids are interested in and what they’re curious about. We CELEBRATE diving deep into interests around here. We see it as the deep connective tissue that all kids need to make healthy relationships.
SquagSocial allows kids to explore photo/video content safely and find other Squaggers who share their interests in cool categories like art, science, travel, food, nature, and more! They’re encouraged to create their own content, which allows them to be who they are in a safe, respectful community.
THE MISSED OPPORTUNITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media, as a whole is mostly about acquisition … more likes…more comments…more “friends”. Not only is it noisy and overwhelming, but it’s a missed opportunity to connect first with yourself, then with the people who have your back (parents!) and then ultimately with your peers.
SquagSocial space is dedicated to single moments of contact anchored by a single piece of content, slowing everything down and making it meaningful.