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!
Bennie Kara is a deputy headteacher in the East Midlands, specialising in curriculum, teaching and learning. She is an award-winning speaker, writer and trainer on diversity in schools and the curriculum, co-founder of Diverse Educators and a professional associate at Leeds Beckett University. This webinar aims to provide parents with information about how best to speak to their child about prejudice and how to support children if they are experiencing any prejudice at school from their peers.
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This document was produced in response to a request from teachers for guidance in the handling of sensitive topics in Of Mice and Men. We hope it helps!
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Bennie Kara, deputy headteacher, author and speaker on diversity in the curriculum and school environment. Bennie shares her wealth of expertise on how schools can build an inclusive school culture, talks about the importance of language and outlines some key terminology that all educators and parents should be aware of.
We’ve joined forces with Dr Elly Hanson to bring you some top tips, straight from the evidence-base, on how to help your child challenge harmful talk and bigotry and what they can do to avoid it. It also includes advice on what you can do if you find that your child is engaging in conversations or using language that denigrates various groups of people.