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  • Cybersafe ConferenceEmotional response of learnersJayne Cottingham

  • Aims of sessionAwareness of incidents being reported in Dorset

    Understanding the emotional response of teenagers and young people

    What can we do to support emotional well-being

  • The Brain at its simplestThinking brain CerebrumEmotional brain Limbic SystemSurvival instinct brain Cerebellum

  • The BrainThe Top Part of the Brain The Neo-cortexThis part of the brain governs the higher order thinking skills likelanguage, logic, pattern recognition and imagination.

  • The BrainMid BrainKnown as the Limbic System. This part of the brain governs emotion,values and memory. It filters information to the top part of the brain if it sees it to be valuable.

  • The BrainReptilian BrainThe base, or oldest, part of the brain is called the reptilian brain. This part governs our basic responses and survival instincts like fight/flight and territory.

  • THREATOur response to threatSlide 1.7

  • Maslows Hierarchy of Human NeedSelf-esteem:Self respectSelf confidenceSelf-actualisation:Personal fulfilmentDeveloping talentsGaining recognition & respectLove & Belonging:Friendship/companionshipGroup identity Being understood CaringSafety Needs:Security PredictabilitySafety against danger or threatPhysiological Needs:Food Shelter Warmth Sleep

  • The Emotional Ups and Downs of being a Teenager

    Its just like dealing with a two year old!!

  • Lets try that Risk takingDesire for pleasureSurviving risk - lets do it againBecause I can

  • Differences- Compared with young children adolescents are more likely to-Adolescents -

    More concerned with what peers think, less with parents/carers/ staff

    Seek respect, freedom and own responsibility

    Self- conscious

    Experiment and take risks

    Implications for schools-

    In teaching make use of peer groups and mediation skills

    Encourage autonomy, critical thinking and decision making

    Work on self-awareness and building self- worthTeach about self-care, self-respect and ways of feeling good without drugs

  • Teenagers may look like adults but inside they are still work in progress