Tda 3.6

2.1 Explain ways in which children and young people can experience prejudice and discrimination
Children and young people can experience prejudice and discrimination in many ways, some are more obvious than others and some are subtle. As a Teaching Assistant I have a duty of care in; safeguarding, health and safety and child protection including confidentiality.   Discrimination and prejudice can be because of any differences such as; Own culture and ethnicity or family culture and ethnicity, race or family and friends race, religion or belief system, age, cleanliness, clothes (in or out of fashion), weight (under or over), gender and sexual orientation, although a young person may not be aware/know their sexuality, they may behave in a way that is different from most of their peers.
When I am in school, I look out for any signs of prejudice and discrimination, so that I can support a child or a group of children.   I will inform teachers or child protection officers and we can take positive and sensitive action to prevent further harm, control the situation and challenge behaviour and attitudes.

2.2 Analyse the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
| The impact of prejudice and discrimination on a child and young person |
Self-esteem, social and emotional development | A person will have low self-esteem and self-worth which will make them lack confidence to try and do new things and to ask for support. This will in turn effect their social and emotional development and they may become withdrawn. |
Learning and concentration | Because of low self-esteem and no confidence, a person will struggle to learn and to concentrate, also they will lack the skills needed to cope in a learning environment and be unable to ask or answer questions. This in turn will affect their level of learning and their self-esteem and confidence. |
Relationships | If a person has low self-esteem they will struggle with...