Handling sensitive or controversial issues through PSHE education

Handling sensitive or controversial issues through PSHE education

Short guidance document offering tips on how to implement ground rules, discuss starting points, consider distancing techniques and more.

Children and young people will want to discuss high profile media coverage of child abuse and other sensitive issues. It’s vital that they do so in a climate of trust, cooperation and support.

A safe learning environment helps students share feelings, explore values and attitudes, express opinions and consider those of others without attracting negative feedback. As well as encouraging more open discussion it also helps to make sure that teachers are not anxious about unexpected disclosures or comments.

Our short guidance document below gives you some tips including how to implement ground rules, discuss starting points, consider distancing techniques and more.
 

Date uploaded: 12 Dec 2017

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