As human beings, living in a democratic society, we all have values, opinions and views on just about everything. Whether it’s Brexit or the sports team you support, we aren’t always going to agree on everything.
If there is one thing we can agree on, it’s that everyone should have respect.
Respect is something that you learn, which in turn is then passed on to others in how you act and behave. It can be taught by anyone from your parents and siblings to teachers and even celebrities.
At a young age, children can easily be influenced by those around them. They get taught to walk, talk and learn what is right from wrong. 89% of parents surveyed by Nationwide agree it’s important to teach kids respect from an early age. But how do we teach respect? Do we all play a part in being role models?
Helping lead the way for the next generation, a ‘Coin for Respect’ competition has been launched. Nationwide Building Society and The FA are asking for creative submissions from 3–17-year-olds depicting what respect means to them. The lucky winners will see their designs minted onto the new coins that will be distributed to 20,000+ grassroots referees across the country, plus some amazing England football prizes.
Aston spoke to Jeff Brazier, TV presenter, former footballer and Paul Hibbs, head of community at Nationwide Building Society to discuss the research on also spoke about their own personal experiences, sport, influencers and teaching the vital life lessons on respect.
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