Anne Frank programme important in challenging prejudice

New research by Kent Psychologists, Katie Goodbun and Professor Dominic Abrams, has shown that a school programme to teach young people about the life of Anne Frank can help them learn to challenge prejudice.

The research found that, after completing a schools programme run by the Anne Frank Trust UKover 97% of students felt more open and positive about at least one other group in society who are different to themselves. These groups included Muslims, Jews and homeless people.

The study also found that after completing the programme, young people were less likely to ignore incidents of hate-related bullying and felt more confident in reacting to it. They also reported a significant increase in their knowledge about prejudice.

The Anne Frank Trust UK schools programme teaches young people about the life of Anne Frank against the backdrop of the Holocaust. It has been delivered to over 800 schools nationally to help young people to learn about the dangers of prejudice and discrimination.

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