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Talking to your child about anti-racism

The tragic death of George Floyd in the US over a week ago and the ongoing demonstrations across America and the UK, have shone a spotlight on the need to talk and educate about anti-racism.

It’s never too early to talk to your child about race, acceptance and equality and to introduce diversity in to their lives. To help start these conversations, we’ve compiled this list of resources. If you know something you think we should include, please do let us know.

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  • National Literacy Trust has published book lists for children and young people of all ages to share black stories and promote black voices.
  • National Geographic have published a great article called ‘Talking to kids about race’ which helps parents have an initial discussion with their children about empathy and compassion.
  • The Embrace Race reading list provides a selection of children’s books to help have a discussion about diversity, justice and activism.
  • The Week Junior has a report on the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed. They also have some tips to help parents talk to their children about what they have read, seen and heard.
  • The childline website has some information about racism and racial bullying with some more useful resources.
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Reviewed: June 2020

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