Posts tagged RSE
National Autistic Society Educational Resources for Autism Awareness Week

The National Autistic Society has developed a set of resources for use in primary and secondary schools to help empower students to learn about autism in a positive and evidence-based way to mark Autism Awareness Week.

Resources include videos featuring young people who are autistic, assembly PowerPoints, tutor time activities and posters to put up in the classroom.

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School Resources for Stephen Lawrence Day

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has created resources which schools can use to mark the inaugural Stephen Lawrence Day, which takes place on the 22nd April. The theme of Stephen Lawrence Day is “Live Our Best Life”, with students finding out more about Stephen’s story and encouraging them to think about ways they can make their lives better, including adopting a tolerant and compassionate approach to life.

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Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood: A Literature Review - The Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society has released a new Literature Review looking at research which explores the influence of gender stereotyping on young children and how the internalisation of outdated stereotypes can affect the academic attainment levels in boys and the self-confidence, self-esteem and career aspirations in girls.

Chapters include “Learning Gender”, “Education in early childhood and gender” and “What are the effects of gender stereotyping?”

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Media Smart Resources on Advertising and Body Image for Primary and Secondary Schools

Media Smart has produced a set of free resources for PSHE/RSE/ICT teachers to use to discuss digital advertising, advertising, body image and social media with students. The resources include lesson plans, videos and activities that help to stimulate conversations around mental health, emotional wellbeing, media literacy and safeguarding.

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Jessie & Friends: Online safety education for 4-7s National Crime Agency Resource

The National Crime Agency has created a new resource for use with 4-7 year olds to help them explore the topic of online safety. Jessie & Friends is a three-episode animated series which aims to equip 4-7 year olds with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they may encounter online.

The films are accompanied by a comprehensive resource pack for professionals, with session plans for each episode and guidance on safe and effective delivery. Also available are subtitled versions of the animations, storybooks, and posters for parents/carers and children.

The key message for children throughout Jessie and Friends is that if a child ever feels worried about anything that happens online, they should seek help from an adult they trust.

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Step Up, Speak Up! Childnet International Resources

Childnet International has produced a set of resources to help Key Stage 3 and 4 students to explore the topic of sexual harassment online. The resource includes 4 lesson plans which cover ground rules, understanding, responding and reporting peer-based online sexual harassment as well as a teacher toolkit, an assembly presentation and a peer-led workshop plan.

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Rise Above Public Health England Resource on Puberty for Key Stage 3

A new Lesson Plan designed by the Rise Above team at Public Health England to help PSHE teachers explore puberty with their students in a positive, evidence-based and accessible way. The lesson plan, PowerPoint and accompanying resources look at the physical body changes that students are and will go through and how these can affect their emotions, identity and sexuality.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission Website Resources - Key Stage 1 and 2

A comprehensive set of resources for use in Key Stage 1 and 2 PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons exploring a variety of human rights related topics, including The Equality Act 2010, Influencing attitudes, Prejudice and Discrimination and definitions of Human Rights.

Each session includes a lesson plan, presentation slides and a set of worksheets alongside detailed guidance which includes plenary activities,. homework suggestions and extension activities.

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By The Way resource website for young trans, gender-diverse and gender-questioning people

The By The Way website has been designed by young trans, gender-diverse and gender-questioning people attending groups run by GYRO (Gay Youth r’ Out), part of the Young Person’s Advisory Service based in Liverpool for young people who need access to information about gender identity. The website can be shared in secondary PSHE/RSE lessons as part of empowering young people to talk positively about LGBT+ Inclusion and can be shared by Pastoral Care leaders with students who require support.

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Kidney Research UK Resource Pack for Schools

A resource pack compiled by Kidney Research UK for use in primary and secondary schools to talk about kidney health for use on World Kidney Day which happens annually on the 14th March. The resource pack includes information on how the kidneys work, activities and games to reinforce key information and links to organisations students can get in touch with if they want to find out more about kidney health.

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Sex Education Forum Briefing on RSE

A briefing prepared by the Sex Education Forum prepared for Parliamentarians to make the case for parents to encourage their children to engage in RSE. The research contained within the briefing can also be used by primary and secondary schools to help make the case to parents to put on empowering, comprehensive RSE.

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Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Statutory Guidance February 2019

The Department for Education has published their amended Relationships Education for Primary Schools, Relationships and Sex Education for Secondary Schools and Health Education statutory guidance following consultation with key stakeholder groups. Core areas covered in the guidance include mental health and emotional wellbeing, puberty, online safety, basic First Aid and healthy and unhealthy relationships.

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Lancet Journal Article: The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales

An important Lancet Psychiatry journal article which contains findings from a clinical study looking at the prevalence, clinical features, and risk factors associated with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people. Findings from interviews with young people aged 18 who were born in England and Wales in 1994–95, include:

  • 31·1% of the 2,064 participants who completed the interviews at 18 reported experiencing some form of trauma during childhood, ranging from car accidents and sexual assault to bullying and the death of someone close

  • 7.8% of the 2,063 young people who answered questions about PTSD said they had experienced PTSD during their lifetime, including 25.0% of the young people who had experienced childhood trauma.

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NSPCC Learning Love Life Resources for Young People With Learning Disabilities

A new resource for PSHE and RSE teachers working with young people with learning disabilities to empower them to talk positively about healthy relationships, sexuality and gender and online safety. The resource includes 3 activities to use in class - “You Me and Us”- exploring thoughts and feelings about people they have and want to have relationships with, “PANTS” which explores personal space and sexual body parts and “Changes and Choices” exploring the topic of online safety.

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United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers' Commentary on 'Screen-based activities and children and young people's mental health and psychosocial wellbeing: a systematic map of reviews

A commentary of research carried out by University College London which explores the range of screen-based activities that children and young people perform and the effect that has on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. 82 reviews conducted between 2007 and 2018 are explored, covering activities such as social media use, internet use, sexting and smartphone use.

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