Building your own awareness


Building your own awareness

Before looking to raise awareness of an issue among others, you first need to know how to become aware of causes that mean something to you.

Think about what’s going on around you

What are the local issues you, your family, friends, school and community face?

Read and watch the local and national news

Are there any social or political issues that feel really important to you? Either because they affect you directly or those you know?

What your friends are talking about

What topics do your friends talk about on social media?

Check out the arts

Have you watched a film or TV show, read a book, heard a song, or seen a piece of art that got you thinking about a particular issue?

What’s going on in school

Have you learned something in school, or heard adults or people your own age having a conversation about something, that’s got you thinking?