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Young People respond to The Hunger Games

Youth Session onthe Hunger Games

I did a session exploring the social issues of the Hunger Games and made the following mindmaps. A brilliant resource I used as part of the session has been made by TearFund, it explores what are the Real Hunger Games are in the world? Great eye opener for some young people  http://www.tearfund.org/en/news/extra/hunger_games/.
I have also written a blog post about Love in the Hunger Games with suggestions for Sex and Relationship Educators to use The Hunger Games as a starting point for discussing relationships with young people. 

Did a youth session on @TheHungerGames & asked the young people why they thought the Capitol organised the #HungerGamest.co/urKc5rhr
— GarethBlindfishideas (@blindfishideas) March 29, 2012




Then asked the young people why they thought the districts did not resist the #HungerGames? t.co/eiL2z6UG
— GarethBlindfishideas (@blindfishideas) March 29, 2012







I am a keen advocate of using media to help young people explore big issues and…

HDR Photography

I'm Experimenting with HDR photography and post production. Do people think this improves the photo?

































Normal Photo



HDR photo, 3 images at the same aperture but different shutter speeds merged into one. Then some colour adjustments with tonal mapping and saturation adjustment. 






























Normal Photo


HDR photo, 3 images at the same aperture but different shutter speeds merged into one. Then some colour adjustments with tonal mapping and saturation adjustment. 





A helping hand in safeguarding disclosures

A hand at a difficult moment

When I teach about safeguarding and dealing with child protection disclosures one aspect gets a lot of people thinking. What do you say when you meet a child, young person or vulnerable adult who disclosures something sensitive. Most of the safeguarding literature focus on what you shouldn't say "Don't ask closed questions" & "Don't promise confidentiality" for example. But what should people be saying? I recommend this little memory jog to provide 5 phrases that I think are useful (or needed) in most safeguarding disclosures.  


No Secrets
Sad to start with a negative but it is really important to quickly introduce this idea into the conversation. As soon as you feel that the conversation is moving into sensitive areas you should remind the individual that if you are worried about someone's safety you will have to pass on this information. 


Thank you for telling me
It is really important that you remind and reassure the i…