CITIZENSHIP- short course key words

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Freedom of press – Allows the press to publish thoughts, belief or opinions without interference from the government.

Censorship It’s the control of information and ideas circulated within a society.

Propaganda Specially created information that aims to make people think in a certain way.

 Free press is one of the foundations of a democratic society. It allows us to publish our views and opinions.

When anti-democratic forces take over a country, their first act is to control the press. This is known as censorship.

Press Complaints Commission (PCC) – It deals with complaints about newspapers and magazines.

Conflict A dispute/disagreement.

Handling Conflict – Peacemakers intervene. They try to solve the problem and prevent an outbreak of violence. If nothing works then the military intervenes and causes long-term damage.

Globalisation The process by which the world has become interconnected as a result of increased trade and cultural exchange.

Criminal responsibility – When a young person is held responsible for his/her own behaviour and can be found guilty in court.

Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) – A statutory order. A breach of this can lead to imprisonment of legal action.

Child Safety Orders – Only apply to children under 10. A social worker or officer from the youth offending team supervises the child.

Criminal Law – It protects the public from harm by inflicting punishment on those who have already done harm and by threatening with punishment on those who are attempted to do harm.

Adoption – If you are under 18, you can get adopted but you don’t need to know who your birth parents are. You have little say on who adopts you.

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