TED TALK: Accepting Difference

 

This talk continues to promote TED, treating everyone decently to create a safe and friendly environment in Rockingham SHS. A fortnight ago we recommended being responsible. Todayís talk recommends accepting difference. We become aware of peoples differences from a very young age. Nobody likes to be bullied or Ďleft outí because they are different so there are a few important rules to remember to help us accept differences among people:

 

  1. A personís appearance is never an acceptable reason for teasing or rejecting them.
  2. Everyone has the right to be heard, so try to respect everyone and listen to peopleís points of view.
  3. If you find yourself labelling people because they are different try to challenge these labels. Eg. What evidence do I have that all boys are Ö..

 

Different people come from different backgrounds and itís important to learn to get along with people who are different from us. Now for fun letís have a role play. This is an example of someone not accepting differences in people.

Shannon: Hey Lindsey, what are you up to this weekend? I was wondering if you wanted to come over to my place because we are having a pasta day where all out family comes over and we make loads of homemade pasta.

 

Lindsey: No way Shannon! I am not coming over to your place to make some pasta with you and be in some dumb wog day, that is so stupid why donít you just go and buy it from the shops.

 

Here is a more tolerant example to diversity -----------------------------------------------

 

Shannon: Hey Lindsey, what are you up to this weekend? I was wondering if you wanted to come over to my place because we are having a pasta day where all out family comes over and we make loads of homemade pasta.

 

Lindsey: That sounds fun. But Shannon why would you not just go to the shops and buy pasta, why take a day to home make it?

 

Shannon: Hmm I donít know, I guess I never really thought like that. It is just a tradition in our family that we all get together every few months and make a whole lot of pasta. Plus home made pasta tastes really great Lindsey, youíll just have to come try it and see for yourself.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Remember, accepting difference is treating everyone decently.