Vaping

Vaping

Definition: E-cigarettes are hand-held devices that heat an alcohol-based liquid that turns into an aerosol which is inhaled. The liquid usually contains nicotine and other chemicals that allow it to vapourise easily. As such, using an e-cigarette is often called “vaping”. Vaping and the Law E-cigarettes and vaping products are not yet regulated in South…

Safer Spaces

Safer Spaces

Safer Spaces: A Collaborative ImperativeIEB Life Orientation CAT A 2022)   The CAT A assessments have been designed to discover current issues and to engage in conversations that are often challenging and controversial. They aim to unpack the impact that these challenges currently have, as well as the impact in the future if nothing changes….

Grooming

Grooming

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Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance

What is cognitive dissonance? Cognitive dissonance “refers to the mental conflict that occurs when your beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The unease or tension that the conflict arouses in people is relieved by one of the several defensive manoeuvres: they reject, explain away, or avoid the new information; persuade themselves that no…

Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture

Cancel culture: Refers to “the popular practice of withdrawing support for (cancelling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. Cancel culture is generally discussed as being performed on social media in the form of group shaming.”1 Cancel culture has become a trend on social media. The concept has…

Managing Emotions

Managing Emotions

What are emotions? The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives, forcing us to face challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and stimulate strong emotions in us. From constant changes in the way we experience life outside our homes, to never knowing if we will need to isolate for 10 days after…