Welcome to the Burnet News Club sessions!
If you have missed a session at school or would like to recap what you have learnt, then work through the activities below.
- What does it mean to challenge someone?
- What does it mean to cancel someone?
- Can you give some examples of each?
- What’s similar between the two? What’s different?
JUSTICE: Doing something that makes a situation fair. For example, when someone is punished for committing a crime or given something to make up for unfair treatment.
Can you give some examples of justice?
These characters are based on real people whose stories have been in the news. Read about each character. After each new piee of information, ask yourself, "is it fair to cancel this person?". After you have read ALL of the information about them, make up your mind about whether justice has been achieved.
- Does a news report about someone being cancelled make their situation better or worse? Why?
- Read the first sentence for each person again (underlined in yellow). Should these people face the same consequences? Why/why not?
- Are these good ways to get justice?
- Which is fairer: cancelling the person or doing each of the options above? Why?
- Would anyone think differently?
- Is cancel culture is an effective form of justice?
- Is cancel culture or conversation better at creating change? Why?
Some final questions to get you thinking even harder!
- What if the person who got cancelled didn’t know what they were doing was wrong?
- What if the person who got cancelled had purposely tried to upset someone?
- What if lots of people agree with the person who got cancelled?
- What if the person who got cancelled had done nothing illegal?
- What if the person who got cancelled turned out to be right?
- What if a news reporter stood up for the person who got cancelled?
Over to you
We'd love to hear what you think about the questions in this session. Read what other students think, reply to them and add your own ideas in the comment section below.