When a child experiences prejudice and discrimination this can mean they may have lack of motivation and they may feel angry and confused which could lead to depression

When a child experiences prejudice and discrimination this can mean they may have lack of motivation and they may feel angry and confused which could lead to depression. The child or young person may think “why are they picking on me?” or “I’m no different to the others”.
If a child experiences prejudice and discrimination they will not feel part of the group and will not want to be in class, which it is highly destructive and can affect the child’s ability to learn. Their learning will be affected because they will not want to join in activities with the other children so they don’t draw attention to themselves. Refusing to participate in activities will affect their education and children may think they are underachievers so they are not capable of doing anything. Also when in class they may know the answer to a question but may not feel brave enough to put up their hand and actually answer. This impacts on their social and emotional development too.
It will affect the child’s confidence because if the child does not want to participate in any activity with the other children then they will find it difficult to form positive relationships with their peers or the staff.
It leads to low self-esteem and low self-reliance because if the child being discriminated against for whatever reason the child would feel like they are not being valued as a person. Also, the children and young people may lose themselves and also lose respect for themselves.