Key Words and Meanings - Year 8 PSHCE
  • RSE: The Media and Relationships - Sexting, Sexuality and Pornography
    MediaThe main means of mass communication (television, radio, and newspapers) regarded collectively. 
    ImageThe general impression that a person, organisation, or product presents to the public. 
    RelationshipThe way in which two or more people or groups regard and behave towards each other. 
    PortrayalA description of someone or something in a particular way; a representation. 
    PornographyPrinted or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement. 
    SextingSend (someone) sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone. 
    PresentationThe way in which something is arranged, designed, etc. 
    UnrealisticNot based on facts. 
    SexualityCapacity for sexual feelings. Sexual orientation or preference. 
    Self EsteemHow someone feels about themselves i.e. positively or negatively. 
  • Introduction to politics
    DemocracyA system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. 
    First Past the PostFirst Past the Post is the electoral system used to elect the UK parliament. Under First Past the Post voting takes place in constituencies that elect a single MP each. Voters put a cross on a ballot paper next to their favoured candidate and the candidat 
    Proportional RepresentationAn electoral system in which parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them. 
    House of CommonsThe House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. The House is an elected body consisting of 650 members known as Members of Parliament (MPs). 
    Member of ParliamentA representative elected by a constituency to sit in the house of commons and represent them and their area. 
    CouncillorA person elected to sit on the local council. 
    House of LordsThe House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It works with the House of Commons to: make laws. check and challenge the actions of the government, and. provide a forum of independent expertise. 
    PeerA Peer is a member of the House of Lords. Most members are Life Peers although 92 sit by virtue of hereditary title. Life Peers are appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister to serve for their life; the title is not transferable. 
    VotingUsed to express a wish to follow a particular course of action. 
    BallotA system of voting secretly and in writing on a particular issue. 
  • Global Citizenship
    LocalNearby area. 
    GlobalWorld wide. 
    IssuesAn important topic or problem for debate or discussion. 
    ScarcityRunning short of something; in short supply. 
    AbundanceMore than is needed. 
    Human rightsA right which is believed to belong to every person. 
    ResponsibilitiesThe things that people have a duty to do. 
    Co-operationWorking with others peaceably. 
    IntegrationTwo or more groups or things together. 
  • Mental health
    Self HarmPurposefully hurting yourself physically or emotionally 
    Protective behaviourProtective Behaviours (PB's) is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened; and explores practical ways 
    Mental HealthThe health and well-being of the brain. 
    BalanceA situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. 
    RiskExpose (someone or something valued) to danger, harm, or loss. 
    NegligenceFailure to take proper care over something. 
    StabilitySafety, security, being comfortable in a situation, feeling confident nothing bad will happen. 
    NurtureCare for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing. 
    ProductiveProduces results. 
  • Careers
  • Body Image (some content taught in split gender classes)
    PositiveConstructive, optimistic or confident. 
    HealthyConducive to good health and well being. 
    Body ImageThe way we see ourselves phyically. 
    MediaThe main means of mass communication (television, radio, and newspapers) regarded collectively. 
    RepresentationThe way something is shown to be (even if this is not the reality). 
    DysmorphicBody dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder that causes a person to have a distorted view of how they look and to spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance. For example, they may be convinced that a barely visible scar is a major flaw  
    InsecurityNegative feelings about how others see you. 
    ManipulationTwisting facts, information and images into something they are not. 
    PresentationThe way in which something is arranged, designed, etc 
    RealityThe truth.