There’s nothing like a bit of controversy and current events to kickstart constructive conversation. Seize the day and get talking with your kids about these recent news stories…
“In an Australian mental-health workshop, young men paint their nails and leave on the polish for 2 weeks. They’re urged to open up and counteract a ‘strong, silent stereotype’. One lad, with rough hands from working on a farm, cried when talking about his dad”
TALKING POINT Would you find it “poetically beautiful” to be there? Read the article >
Student calls for law forcing advertisers to declare when their images of people are digitally enhanced – includes link to sign Lara’s petition | Wales Online (8/7/21)
“Lara Philippart, 24, started a petition to force advertisers to state if their images have been edited, filtered or altered. Previously a runner, she feels this can help young people, especially as 1 in 3 UK teenagers feel ashamed of their body” Sign her petition!
TALKING POINT How does social media affect your mental health? Read the article >
“An 87-year-old grandmother in India joined her transgender granddaughter in making an Instagram video that has hundreds of thousands of views. The grandmother said: ‘I was worried about Kali’s future. How would society treat her? What would our relatives say? But then I felt better and I gave her my jewellery to let her know I love her. I just want her to be happy. If I can be 87 and accepting, I’m sure so can you!’” Watch the video