2. Understand the Impact of Prejudice and Discrimination on Children and Young People Prejudice is a cultural attitude that rests on negative stereotypes about individuals or groups because of their cultural, religious, racial, or ethnic background. Discrimination is the active denial of desired goals from a category of persons. A category can be based on sex, ethnicity, nationality, religion, language, or class. More recently, disadvantaged groups now also include those based on gender, age, and physical disabilities.
Prejudice and discrimination are deeply surrounded at both the individual and societal levels. Attempts to eliminate prejudice and discrimination must consequently deal with fundamental beliefs or ideologies, and social structure.
2.1 Explain ways in which Children and Young people can experience Prejudice and Discrimination. (ALSO 2.5)
Nearly four decades after the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s, our children are growing up in a society in which prejudice and intolerance are still a commonplace. Although laws have been implemented and many attitudes have changed, discrimination based on racial, ethnic, and religious grounds remains too much a part of the daily lives of children and families resulting in bullying from them or to them, which can ruin their lives in the present or future. At The Voyager Academy, we have a large number of diverse cultures, backgrounds and religious beliefs, therefore our students can experience prejudice and discrimination due to religious beliefs, for example, cooking lessons where students may use different cooking ingredients according to their religious beliefs, this is noticed by schoolchildren who may try to entice the peers to taste something which is not ’Halal’, then the underlying discrimination may takes place.
2.2 Analyse the Impact of Prejudice and Discrimination on Children and Young people Children can experience prejudice as a form of bullying in school and out and...
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