Whether we realise it or not, we all have biases. They can range from harmless (believing you have the best dog in the world) to having real negative consequences (treating others differently because of the way we perceive them). While we can’t help forming them, it’s important to be aware of your biases, so you can know when they might be holding you back.
In this unit, we’ve pulled together some resources which help young people identify any biases they might have, and consider whether or not this has limited their options and choices. We’ve provided some questions to stimulate reflection and thinking, and explained some simple concepts with the aim of expanding their thinking.