CBBC NewsroundThe CBBC Newsround website has lots of short videos all focussed on the anti-racism movement. Some of the videos offer an insight into how people are reacting to the protests, other videos offer advice on how to be anti-racist and speak out. This video is a ‘Newsround special’, it explains what events have triggered the recent protests.
BBC Blue PeterThis BBC Blue Peter page has two short videos – the first is about two presenters who have experienced racism, they talk about their experiences and how it has affected them. The second video gives an explanation of racism and encourages young people to reach out to a trusted adult if they have experienced racism or if they are upset after hearing about racism. It has a clear message to young people about what they ‘should’ be doing at the moment – 1) educate themselves about racism, 2) speak out if they see/hear something that is racist and use their voices for good and 3) try to understand.
The MixThe Mix has a variety of articles focussed upon racism and anti-racism. They also have a crisis helpline, a 1-2-1 chat and a crisis messenger system for under 25s.
Young MindsYoung Minds has a dedicated page to ‘racism and mental health’ which explores the definition of racism and how this can affect people in different ways (including people that experience racism and those that witness it). The page then has helpful advice about what to do to try and improve your mental health if racism is affecting it.
GlitchThis Glitch petition calls for new content controls on social media sites in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. They argue that the constant videos and images posted on social media that show the brutalisation of Black people can have harmful effects on people’s mental health. They state that a quarter of people that view violent images, go on to develop PTSD. They are campaigning for warnings to be placed on these videos and images in order to protect young people.