Educational Spaces 21. Open up!
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Module 4. Respect and openness to diversity

The school is not just about studying. It is also a space in which we accompany young people on their journey to adulthood, to the place they want to have in this world, and to responsible living. How to make students care about others? How to talk to them about discriminated groups and the socially excluded? How to teach them empathy and responsibility?

Every day, our students have to face the world they live in. They learn about the principles that govern it. It is not true that today’s youth is insufficiently engaged and irresponsible.
Young people need us, adults, to support them and show them where to go. Thanks to our support, they will be able to take responsibility.

Read about the campaign for the socially excluded organised by students – STUDENTS SPEAK FOR THE EXCLUDED.


According to researchers, up to 20% of teenagers have fallen victim to cyber-violence, public mocking and hateful comments. How to make students aware of the consequences their virtual activity carries? How to help them cope with hate speech?

Good Advice: Try to get to the local media for support in organising a social campaign.
Leaflets and posters put up on the town streets is not the only option. Show children how to prepare a press release. Identify the media you want to get to and send them a short briefing of your initiative. Add a photo and don;t forget about your contact details.

Read the file on the “TURN OFF THE HATE” campaign organised by Polish students.



Do your students know how to organise a social campaign? Get in touch with a local NGO and invite its members to talk about their daily activities. Invite a local journalist to talk about cooperating with the media in activities aimed at helping the local community.