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Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations
Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations

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Session 2: Choices


‘A thing I have learned is to stop and think for a moment first before (acting). I would stand and think first for a second…what’s the point?’

(Dylan, aged 15)

Welcome to Session 2 of the course Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations. In this session you will explore different factors that might influence the choices you feel you have as young people and the decisions you make, and you will develop your critical thinking skills to help you question information and make up your own mind about the issues that concern you.

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Figure 1: Padlock at the Lanark way interface, Belfast. (Source: © Hugh Pollock, 2021)

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • understand what might influence your choices
  • question online information and fact check
  • use social media in positive ways.
Figure 2: Group illustration from left to right: Dylan, Matty, Brandon, Adam (top row) and Ashton, Ryan, Stephen, William (bottom row). William (Project Director for the ACT Initiative) is on the right of the group.

We hope you enjoy Session 2 of our course.