Sharing is a concept in many forms, encompassing various activities and concepts that give people access to resources and ideas that they might otherwise not have. It involves giving a portion of something away to others in order to provide access to resources or benefits, and can apply to things such as food, clothing, transportation, and even knowledge. Sharing is a concept that promotes inclusivity, empathy, and community, and can benefit both the person sharing and those receiving.
There are many ways to share, including physically sharing a cup of coffee or a piece of cake with someone else, and electronically sharing links or videos on social media. There are also some apps that allow you to share a large file, such as a video or a photo, without the need for an account or having to download an app. This is called peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing, and it can be useful for situations when you need to send a file too large for your usual email method or where the file needs to be password protected.
It’s important to help children develop sharing skills from a young age. You can do this by modeling good sharing behaviour, praising shared experiences and encouraging turn-taking. It’s also a good idea to talk about what sharing means and how it can make other people happy too – for example, saying things like ‘When you share your toys with your friends, they get to play with them too. That’s really nice of you!’
For older children who struggle with sharing, it can be helpful to discuss the importance of sharing and the consequences of not sharing. This can help them to understand that not sharing can have a negative impact on other people, and can be a good incentive for them to work on sharing. You can also encourage sharing by staying close to your child when they’re playing with other children and helping them to share their toys if needed, or by pointing out good examples of sharing in others (for example, saying things like ‘Your friend shared her dolls well, didn’t she? That was very kind of her’).
There are a lot of different apps out there for sharing files. Most of them rely on a server somewhere to handle the transfer, which can lead to file size limits, accounts, and other issues. One that does away with the server is WeTransfer, which allows you to share files up to 2 GB in size for free without needing an account. It’s also platform agnostic and integrates with loads of different email apps. Other good options include Dropbox and Google Drive. sharing