Inspiring video of innocent children can teach us about our differences

June 27, 2017 4:18 pm Last Updated: June 27, 2017 4:18 pm

When it comes to children, they almost always see things differently than us adults. In one viral video from CBeebies, a British children’s channel, a bunch of kids from different ethnic backgrounds were asked about what makes them different.

The kids all give different reasons, such as the different foods they like (or dislike), or that they live in different types of houses, and one even comments that he has smaller feet than his friend. The closest the children get to seeing differences in race and ethnicity is two girls talking about having different hair. It can be amazing to see such innocence in children.

The short ad is part of CBeebie’s “Everyone’s Welcome” promotion, which hopes to encourage discussions over diversity in our modern world.

“It’s a campaign that shows just how young children see the world, and quite frankly they see things differently to how you and I might,” said Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s content, according to the Radio Times.

Webb later added that, “These kids know what’s important – friendship, openness and respecting each other’s differences, a lesson we can all learn from.”

The promotion has also proven itself popular on social media, with many supporting the campaign, even if they are a bit older than the intended audience. Actually, given that “everyone’s welcome” here, perhaps they’re not?