Tda 3.6 Essay

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TDA 3.6 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people. 2.2 analyse the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people: Even though attitudes have changed over the years we still live in a society that holds bigoted and prejudiced views. This bigotry can be racial, religious, ethnic or based on a person’s disability. Because of increased media coverage in general, children are exposed to many different cultures and events happening currently in different countries and so their opinions are formed about people from these countries. As a result of this it becomes much more important to teach children to learn and value diversity. If children are subjected to prejudice, it can force them into a state of emotional and social tension resulting in lack of self-esteem, self confidence, feeling as though they are not accepted and unworthy. Children who lack confidence and cannot participate in activities with others are more likely to be unable to develop and maintain positive relationships with others. As a result their schoolwork may suffer, they may also become withdrawn and depressed. Prejudice and bigotry are learned at a very young age mainly from parents, other children and other institutions outside of the home environment. In many cases when children are trying to understand why others are different to themselves they may take on board what others say about them even though it may wrong. This in turn gives children a misconception of what they are experiencing when they create their views and opinions. This then creates intolerance. Types of prejudice and discrimination include: • Racism • Sexism • Religious prejudice • Culture • Ageism • Ethnicity • Socioeconomic status • Disabilities – physical and mental 2.3 evaluate how own attitudes, values and behaviour could
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