A Better Region 8: A New Year's social media resolution - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

A Better Region 8: A New Year's social media resolution

ABR8.jpg ABR8.jpg

As we celebrate the New Year, I have a resolution for all of us.  Let's be a little nicer this year on social media.

Log onto the web and you are sure to see some very hateful, mean-spirited comments, especially on Facebook. It seems many people believe they can get away with saying pretty much anything because they are protected by the perceived anonymity of the Internet.

In mid-2015, we decided enough was enough. Following Facebook’s policy, we stopped tolerating cyber-bullying in any form on our social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook. We began deleting any post we deem offensive—be it racist, sexist, ageist, or just plain mean. Not only that, we took the steps to ban users if they persisted in attacking anyone or anything. It's hard to see every instance but we are being vigilant.

Expressing differing views and disagreeing are fine and even encouraged. But, you can disagree without insulting, being mean, or hateful...that is NOT what Region 8 is.  In other words, think before you type.

In 2018, let's make a pact to show a little more compassion and respect towards each other. It will make this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Community reacts to discovery of dead infants found in suitcase

    Community reacts to discovery of dead infants found in suitcase

    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:29 PM EST2018-02-18 00:29:51 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 7:34 PM EST2018-02-18 00:34:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Residents in Cross County are still in shock after the bodies of infant twins were found in a suitcase on County Road 602.

    Residents in Cross County are still in shock after the bodies of infant twins were found in a suitcase on County Road 602.

  • breaking

    Student arrested in school threat

    Student arrested in school threat

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-02-17 23:10:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:46 PM EST2018-02-17 23:46:16 GMT

    According to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett, a juvenile was arrested Saturday on suspicion of terroristic threatening after the student sent a picture. 

    According to Cave City Police Chief Brian Barnett, a juvenile was arrested Saturday on suspicion of terroristic threatening after the student sent a picture. 

  • breaking

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Authorities search for missing autistic teenager

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-02-17 17:46:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:13 PM EST2018-02-17 21:13:19 GMT

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

    According to a post on the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, authorities are looking for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student. 

Powered by Frankly