It is Back to School season. Due to the pandemic, the annual tradition is now fraught with concern for everyone’s safety and well being. Consequently, educators around the nation are busy mapping out safe ways for students to return to schools, classrooms, and dorms while social distancing.
Thankfully, some helpful materials are being made available by Mekanism, who partnered with artists Young & Sick and Curtis Roach (from the viral ‘Bored in the House’ video), and social platform Triller, to make this new Safety Shake! campaign.
Intended to be a replacement for a handshake, fist-bump, or high five, Safety Shake is a contact-free way to greet your friends. Just double-tap your heart and extend your greeting.
As a father of two, Mekanism’s CEO Jason Harris was inspired to create this campaign when he found that his sons were nervous and anxious about what to expect when they saw their friends in-person after months of keeping their distance.
“We all need to be vigilant and take precautions to keep our children safe as they partially return to school. Wash your hands, watch your distance, wear a mask…but also, kids still need to be kids and have some fun,” said Harris. “The Safety Shake is a way for them to keep their distance while being creative and connecting with their classmates.”
Mekanism is also offering free, downloadable posters for teachers to hang in their classrooms via the website: safetyshake.org.