Describe the Social, Economic and Cultural Factors That Will Impact on the Lives of Children and Young People.

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Describe the social, economic and cultural factors that will impact on the lives of children and young people. There are many factors that will affect the lives of children and young people. These factors can affect them internally or even externally. These include:

* Housing and community- you may be bullied at school because you live on a council estate, you will be judged. Also, if you live in a multi-cultural community you will have to be very welcome and you may also be judged because you don’t have the same customs or religious views of other people in the community. * Education environment- having an engaging environment will make a child want to work. If an environment is dull and boring a child won’t want to learn and will lose interest. * Family expectations and encouragement- If don’t help and support their children they can have low confidence and low self-esteem and sometimes a change in behaviour, seeking for attention. When too much pressure is put on someone to do well this can result in them getting stressed and afraid of failure. Older siblings can get really good results in their exams so their parents can expect the child to get as good results as their siblings- this is setting the expectations too high. On the other hand, parents can just not care about what their children get and allow them to do everything themselves- the children don’t care about their results as their parents don’t- this is setting the expectations too low. * Health status- Children that are unwell may spend a lot of time in hospital or attending hospital appointments, this will impact on the child’s development because they miss school or pre-school, this can affect education on all aspects of development such as emotional and social aspects, making friendships etc. Having asthma may mean you can’t play outside for as long as other children- meaning you may be picked on for being ‘lazy’. Being on medication can make you drowsy and so effect on your school...
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