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FREE Webinar: Teaching Critical Thinking, Politics & Human Rights To Young People
June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar Series: Teaching critical thinking, politics, and human rights for children with PoliticoFocus
In modern day society, young people are increasingly exposed to more political material as a result of 24-hour news, access to technology, and social media. OFCOM (2017) research showed that children are exposed to over 8 hours of media per day, children and young people need vital skills and critical knowledge to know the difference between a fact-based, evidenced article and a report based on opinion, bias, product placement, political agenda or even propaganda. The pandemic has caused children’s screen time to soar and so it is important to do everything we can to ensure children are best equipped at dealing with exposure to politics, fake news, and then of course debate.
PoliticoFocus are running an interactive taster session with KIP Education about all of the ways we can talk to children and young people about politics, their human rights and encourage their own critical thinking on these issues.
This session is for professionals, parents and carers who would like to learn more about understanding, designing and delivering work on the topics of politics, social issues, and human rights using a mixture of traditional style training and interactive exercises and discussions.
Whether you are new to our topics or experienced professionals, we are providing insightful and critical materials and discussion-based sessions for people working with children and young people to encourage and nurture critical thinking about some of the world’s biggest issues.
Organisations working with young people are rightly seeking enrichment for them which will be beneficial, interesting, impactful, and empowering in crucial aspects of their lives. Politics and political opinions are dominating young people’s lives more and more, making it an essential discussion.
All PoliticoFocus training is interactive, friendly, and encourages critical discussion and debate in a safe place which supports reflection, new ideas, and development.
What will the session cover?
An introduction to:
- Why and how children and young people are being exposed to politics
- Why should we talk to children & young people about this
- How do we do it in an age appropriate way?
- Understanding the scale of political opinions, bias, and news young people are exposed to everyday
- How exposure to political opinions is impacting children and young people
- Identifying the ways children and young people can spot bias and how to fact check
- Empowering young people to feel listened to in their own exploration of beliefs
- Understanding the importance of children and young people having awareness of their own human rights
Professionals working with children and young people in group environments or 1-1 settings
- School Pastoral Staff
- Teaching Assistant
- Family support Worker
- School Leadership Team Members
- Social Worker
- Support Worker
- Youth Worker
- Parents & Carers
- Residential support workers
- Learning Mentor
About your facilitator:
PoliticoFocus Facilitator – Jaimi Shrive
Jaimi Shrive has an extensive background in local politics along with a degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Birmingham.
She is the author of several reports and mixed-methods research projects on topics such as women’s rights, voting behaviour, and resources for primary schools.
She is the author and founder of the PoliticoFocus Enrichment Programme and the PoliticoFocus Blog. She is passionate about empowering and educating children and adults in topics of politics, critical thinking and human rights, whilst also working to develop and deliver new research and resources to support the understanding of national and international politics, human rights, international relations and wider social issues.