Rationale: With the rise of social media and video games as a source of interaction, children have become less connected to the emotions and struggles of others. They have become de-sensitized. Young children and teens are egocentric and don’t naturally think outside of their own needs. It is easier to hurt another if we don’t see their face when we hurl insults. The empathy experiment brings the burdens of others to the surface by displaying it on the person for all to see and encourages empathy by having each child take on common issues and wear them on their person.