Talking in family life about the importance of being a good bystander is vital to help our children navigate situations that they are likely to find themselves in. Use these scenarios (for both younger children and teens) to initiate discussion about common circumstances where they might find themselves witness to harmful talk, abuse or bigotry and work out how they can challenge it.
There is much that parents can do in family life to help children grow up to be positive bystanders. Instilling strong family values, nudging them to call out behaviours that they don’t agree with and acknowledging that standing up for others can be tough, are all important tips. Find out more here!
Over the past few months it has been difficult to avoid social media influencer and misogynistic content creator, Andrew Tate. But, who is he? What should we know about him? He’s one of the most Googled men on earth, a champion kickboxer and an ‘entrepreneur’. He has a vast fan base among boys and men in countries all over the world and is a regular ‘talking point’ among young people. His views about women and girls have become notorious and he’s been banned from many mainstream social media platforms. Despite this, his appeal continues to flourish, with many users sharing his hateful content online.
In this webinar with expert, Dr Lisa Sugiura, we take a closer look at Andrew Tate, his methodologies, his appeal to some children and teens and what we can do to mitigate the risk that exposure to such material can bring.
Following increased media and government attention around several high-profile murders of women and violence against women and girls (VAWG), in the UK, ‘misogyny’ is a term that has recently gained prominence. Misogyny is not a new phenomenon, but there is significant misunderstanding about what it is, and this negatively impacts attempts to tackle it. Understanding and defining what misogyny and sexism actually mean is crucial to dismantling them and achieving gender equality. In this webinar, we explain clearly what the terms mean and what they ‘look like’ in real life. We also give parents and educators tools for recognising and tackling them at home and school.
This glossary has been put together by Dr Lewys Brace, a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Exeter. It’s designed to be used by school staff to aid awareness of the sort of language used by the incel community.
The Incel Ideology, Online Extremist Ecosystems, and Their Impact on Young People: What School Staff Need to Know
This webinar explores the nature of how young people engage with incel and other extremist content online in Britain today. Dr Lewys Brace explains ‘where we are’ with this kind of ideology and the extent to which children and young people are engaging with it. He discusses the sites and online spaces that young people are inhabiting, explains the worldview and language used by these online communities and highlights any known red flags.
We’ve put together some discussion topics focusing on disgraced social media influencer, Andrew Tate. These questions can be used at home or in the classroom to prompt open conversations about how we can respond to toxic and harmful material online.
These slides, created by Dr Weston as part of her talk series in schools about the Everyone’s Invited movement, will be of interest to those who have attended any of her staff CPD talks on this theme. They are not to be circulated or used without her express consent. For reference only.
Dr Weston Talks with Chief Constable Simon Bailey: Sexual Harassment and Child Abuse – What Parents Should Do
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Chief Constable Simon Bailey about the culture of violence against women and girls, particularly in schools. They outline the key things that parents and schools should do to cultivate open and honest discussion around issues of sexual harassment, sexting and predatory behaviour online.
Dr Weston talks with Dr Fiona Vera-Gray: Teen Relationships, the Impact of Pornography and Gender Inequality
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Fiona Vera-Gray about the need for change in the discourse surrounding women and girls’ everyday experiences of sexual harassment. They discuss early teenage romantic relationships, the impact of pornography and how parents can help both girls and boys to become agents of change.