Posts tagged PSHE
Free Careers Education and Teaching Resources- Key Stage 3 and 4 and FE Youth Employment UK

Youth Employment UK has developed a useful set of teaching resources for use in PSHE lessons around careers education. The resources include lesson plans on careers in STEM and information about the free membership programme available to young people aged between 14 and 25 which contains links to information, advice and guidance about professional skills to be developed.

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RSE KS2 Understanding Sexual and Gender Identities Resource - The Big Talk BBC Teach

BBC Teach has created a set of resources for RSE KS2, including a video on Sexual and Gender Identities. In the video, children ask questions to peers that they trust in order to improve their knowledge and understanding. The adults’ answers are not scripted and draw on their own knowledge and experiences.

Questions include:

  • What does stereotypes mean?

  • What’s the difference between sex and gender?

  • Does everyone have a sexual orientation?

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Teaching Online Safety in School Department for Education Guidance

A new guidance document from the Department for Education for primary and secondary schools to help them to provide the knowledge and skills training to children and young people to empower them to use the internet safely.

Topic areas covered include:

  • How to evaluate what children and young people see online

  • How to recognise techniques used for persuasion

  • Online behaviour

  • How to identify online risks

  • How and when to seek support

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AGENDA NEU RSE and PSHE Resource

AGENDA is a new online resource developed by the National Education Union (NEU) to help teachers and teaching assistants to talk about positive relationships with students in an evidence-based and accurate way.

Through starter activities and case studies, AGENDA invites professionals to explore inclusive, creative and rights-based approaches to a range of issues including: feelings and emotions; friendships and relationships; body image; consent; gender and sexuality equality and equity; gender-based and sexual violence.

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Association of Sexting with Sexual Behaviours and Mental Health Among Adolescents

New research into the association between sexting and sexual behaviours and mental health amongst adolescents published by JAMA Pediatrics.

A meta-analysis of 23 studies comprising 41 723 participants found that adolescent sexting is significantly associated with sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, lack of contraception use, delinquent behavior, internalizing problems, and substance use. The associations between sexting and multiple sexual partners, drug use, smoking, and internalizing problems were stronger in younger compared with older adolescents.

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"Left to Their Own Devices: Young People, Social Media and Mental Health" Barnardo's Report June 2019

Barnardo’s has released a research report into young people’s use of social media, with a specific focus on the effect of using social media platforms on mental health. The authors explored the views of children and young people, parents/guardians/carers and frontline Barnardo’s practitioners.

The report found that:

  • 78% of practitioners working with children aged between 11 and 15 had accessed unsuitable or harmful content through social media

  • 84% of practitioners working with children aged between 11 and 15 were able to use social media to access advice and help for mental wellbeing

  • Children and young people want guidance on social media to focus on the stories of children and young people who have first-hand experience of social media.

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Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and non-Teaching Staff - The Carers Trust and The Children's Society

A useful guide co-produced by The Carer’s Trust and The Children’s Society to provide school leadership teams, teachers and non-Teaching staff with the knowledge and skills they need to empower young carers to achieve their academic potential and aid their social skill development whilst at school. The guide covers a number of important topics, including:

  • Reviewing school provision for young carers

  • Introducing a Young Carers School Operational Lead

  • Setting up systems to identify, assess and support young carers

  • Raising awareness of caring responsibility with the peers of students with caring responsibilities.

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Action for Children Gender Identity Awareness Poster

A handy poster designed by Action for Children which covers the core Gender Identity Awareness terminology that young people and the frontline professionals working with them should be aware of. The poster can be displayed in sixth form common rooms, school noticeboards, in staff rooms and on community centre noticeboards as well as being used in Gender Identity Awareness training.

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""Now You See Us": Identifying and responding to the scale of social, emotional and mental health needs in primary school children" nurtureUK Report

A new report released by nurtureUK which explores the core social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs of primary school students with reference to data gathered by use of the Boxall Profile, designed by nurtureUK. Staff from 30 primary schools across England took part and they reported that use of the Boxall Profile helped them to better identify and respond to the SEMH needs of their students.

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British Red Cross Teaching Resource for Refugee Week 2019: "You, me and those who came before"

The British Red Cross has designed a new teaching resource for this year’s Refugee Week on the theme of “You, me and those who came before”. Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 students are encouraged to explore the generations of refugees throughout history and the reasons why they decided to leave their homes. The resources include a separate primary and secondary school PowerPoint, a list of key facts to share with students and an activities guide. The resource can be used in PSHE, RSE, Citizenship and Geography lessons.

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The SELMA Toolkit for Tackling Online Hate for Secondary Schools

A comprehensive and interactive toolkit resource developed by the SELMA partners to empower secondary school students to find out more about what constitutes hate speech, how reading and absorbing hate speech affects our mental health and emotional wellbeing and what young people themselves can do to tackle hate speech online. The toolkit can be used in PSHE, RSE, Citizenship, ICT lessons or used outside of school by youth clubs and other organisations.

The toolkit aims to develop 3 skill areas:

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) which helps young people develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making

  • Media literacy (ML) which gives young people the ability to analyse, evaluate and create online media messages across a variety of contexts

  • Citizenship education (CE) which empowers teenagers to make constructive and ethical choices about personal behaviour and social interactions.

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Public Health England Online Stress and FOMO Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE/RSE Lesson Plan

A great lesson plan and set of resources produced by Public Health England focussing on Online Stress and FOMO for use in Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE and RSE lessons. The lesson plans explore how students can reduce the levels of online stress they are experiencing and understanding the importance of asking for help when it is needed.

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Talking Mental Health Animation and Toolkit: Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

A toolkit produced by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families aimed at providing primary school students with an understanding of mental health and the difference between “every day feelings” and “big feelings” as well as developing an understanding of what good listening skills look like.

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