Tda 3.6 Essay

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Describe ways in which children and young people can experience prejudice and discrimination (give examples) There are many ways in which children can experience prejudice and discrimination, and at such young ages, and as there is so much pressure on children to behave a certain way or look a certain way there can also be prejudices or bullying against them if they don’t, it’s imperative that all staff are vigilant when it comes to bullying or discrimination as acting quickly can get the situation under control and stop it escalating to something much worse. Prejudice and discrimination comes in many forms, and children can be discriminated just the same as adults either due to sex, race, religion, culture, height, weight, special educational needs, social background, sexual orientation, these are called protected characteristics As well the list above there are also different ways that a child or young person could be discriminated against, such as direct discrimination or indirect discrimination. Direct Discrimination is when children and young people are unable to access services (activities, national curriculum) due to their race, religion, gender, disability for example, a girl being told she can’t play football for the football team because it’s a boy’s game. Indirect Discrimination this can be much harder to spot and some people do not even realise they are doing it sometimes, but indirect discrimination normally occurs when for example, A school instigates a policy that no jewellery should be worn. A young woman of the Sikh religion is asked to remove her Kara bangle in line with this policy, although the young woman explains that she is required by her religion to wear the bangle. This could be unlawful indirect discrimination on the grounds of religion and belief. Associative Discrimination This is direct discrimination against someone because
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