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You Can Be Campaign - inequality revealed in children’s books.
Zero Tolerance project finds that only a third of books in nurseries are free of harmful stereotypes.
Twenty-one nurseries across Scotland audited over 3000 books in their nursery libraries as a part of You Can Be Campaign. The project aims to improve gender equality and diversity in children’s environments.
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The Under Pressure training programme aims to support professionals working with young people to open discussions with them about some of the challenges and pressures they may be facing. Those challenges include risks of grooming and sexual exploitation, negotiating online safety, engaging in healthy consent-based relationships, and dealing with the pressures to conform to idealised models of ‘how to be’ men and women.
Under Pressure - Training for Youth Workers: Online Event
Mon, 20 September 2021 10:30 – 12:30 SOLD OUT
Mon, 4 October 2021 10:30 – 12:30 - SOLD OUT
Under Pressure - Lunchtime discussion groups
These interactive, participatory sessions are designed to create a space for practitioners to come together to discuss good practice in supporting young people to navigate the different pressures they may face.
Self-generated images; onlyfans, consent and digital literacy.
Thu, 5 August 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT
In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore the rise of self-generated images, consent, coercion and digital literacy.
We will look at some of the messages young people are receiving about self-generated images, the risks and pressures associated with this, and how we can challenge victim-blaming. Participants will be given the space to work through some of the issues that they might see in their work, and connect with others across the country to look at good practices, challenges and opportunities.
Thu, 12 August 2021 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT
In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore where gender stereotypes show up in young people’s lives, and the impact this has on mental health, body image and relationships. Participants will be given the space to reflect together on how we can support positive relationships and break down gender stereotypes.
Unhealthy masculinities in online spaces
Thu, 19 August 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT
In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore how unhealthy masculinities play out in online spaces. Focusing on PUA (pick up artists), incel culture and the spread of racist, misogynistic and transphobic language online, we will explore in more depth where this might show up, and how we can work together as a community of practice to prevent harmful sexual behaviour.
Abuse in teenage relationships
Thu, 26 August 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 - SOLD OUT
In this lunchtime discussion group, participants will explore what abuse looks like in young people’s relationships, and how attitudes towards sex and relationships impact on our ability to challenge harmful and abusive behaviour. We’ll explore the dynamics of abuse, coercion and control and reflect on good practice on how to support young people to have safe, fulfilling and healthy relationships.