Social Awareness

Social awareness is the ability to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts. This includes the capacities to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Social Awareness May Look Like:

  • Perspective taking

  • Empathy

  • Appreciating diversity

  • Respect for others

Social Awareness May Sound Like:

  • I wonder how that made _______ feel?

  • How would I feel if I were in that situation?

  • What is ________ thinking?

  • They seem sad right now. Maybe I should _______.

  • Thanks for sharing! My family does it this way.

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