Students at Burlingame High School are using Facebook for more than posting prom photos and status updates — they’ve created a page for compliments.
That’s right. They’re turning the social media space into a positive platform through a Facebook page called Burlingame High Compliments.
The page launched in November 2012 and has more than 500 followers.
It’s all positive on this page. "Go make someones day!" students wrote in the "About" section.
These compliment forums have gained popularity recently. According to NBC News, it all began in Canada in September 2012 “as an antidote to cyber-bullying and a way to spread joy across campus.”
Since then it has spread to many schools across the U.S., including locally.
Milpitas High School also in the Bay Area has also stepped on board with their Milpitas High Compliments Facebook page.
The Burlingame B student newspaper spilled the beans about the student behind the Facebook page in a recent article.
Senior Selena Silverman started the page after hearing about the idea at other schools and wanting a positive outlet at Burlingame High School, she told The Burlingame B.
“I created the page because there was so much negativity and hate floating around,” Silverman told The Burlingame B.
Here’s a look at a few of the joyful posts on Burlingame High Compliments:
"Jonathan Espino: What a selfless and motivated gentleman you are! I can't thank you enough for being such a kindhearted friend of mine. ily batman."
"Maxinne Estaniel, you're such an amazing friend, and you've been one of my closest friends for several years. I know we're not as close as we used to, but I want you to know that you're a good person, and I really value your friendship."
"Ingrid Renata Oliveira: You are so beautiful and you never fail to brighten my day!"
"Janine (Beth) Chafee: Your holiday spirit and cheer inspires us all, keep that big heart of yours workin’!"
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