Ethics & Perspectives
Session 1 - Right vs Wrong
Session 2 - Everyday Ethics

INTRODUCTION (Must be addressed with mentee)
Ethics is all about what is considered the right and wrong thing to do. It's also about morals and principles that guide our actions when we are unsure of what to do. Making ethical decisions can lead to helping others and ourselves be safe, happy and comfortable!

  • Can you think of a time when you weren't sure whether you were doing the right or wrong thing? What helped you make a decision?

INTRODUCTION
Last session we looked at right versus wrong and how, even though it can be difficult, we have values and principles that guide us to the best outcome in tricky situations. Today we're going to talk more about why ethics is important and what factors help us out when we find ourselves in ethical dilemmas in our own lives!

  • What are some things that help you decide what is the right or wrong thing to do?

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CONCLUSION
Let's recap what we talked about today! Why is ethics important in your own life?

  • Can you tell me some key things that influence the decisions we make when it comes to right vs wrong?

  • What are a few consequences when we don't consider our decisions carefully?

CONCLUSION (Must be addressed with mentee)
Let's recap what we talked about today!

  • Can you tell me what you think ethics is?

Session 3 - How do we Make Ethical Decisions?
Session 4 - Rights and Responsibilities

INTRODUCTION
So far, we've looked at right and wrong, and making ethical decisions in a variety of situations. But how do we know when we're doing the right thing? How do we ensure other people are looking after our best interests? We're going to look at rights and responsibilities - and how these shape our personal values.

  • What are rights and responsibilities?

INTRODUCTION
So far we've realised that in tricky situations where we have to are unsure what is the right course of action, we are guided by our values and principles to decide what to do. Today we are going to try and put that into practice!

  • What should you think about when trying to make an ethical decision?

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CONCLUSION
Let's recap what we talked about today!

  • What does rights and responsibilities mean to you?

  • What are you personal values and how does your rights influence them?

CONCLUSION
Let's recap what we talked about today!

  • Can you tell me what is important to think about when we have to make decisions?

  • What's one way you could approach making an ethical decision?

Session 5 - Points of View and Perspectives
Session 6 - Why Do We Lie?

INTRODUCTION
As we know, lying isn't right as it isn't the truth. Yet we have all told a lie at one time or another. Can lies ever be good? How does lying affect the people around you?

  • What is a lie?

INTRODUCTION
Last session we looked at what shapes our responsibilities and values. This session we are going to discuss points of view. We all have our own personal values, however we need to remember to not only consider, but also respect, other people's values. Even if those values are very different to our own.

  • What do you think perspectives means?

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CONCLUSION
Let's recap what we talked about today!

  • What are the different types of lies?

  • Is lying to other people ever ok?

CONCLUSION
Let's recap what we talked about today!

  • Can you tell me what different points of view are?

  • Why is it important to consider other's points of view?

Session 7 - Summary and Recap
 

INTRODUCTION
Today we're going to revise what we've covered over the past few weeks. We have learnt heaps of different things about the importance of ethics and making ethical decisions, as well as different perspectives!

 

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CONCLUSION
This is a final chance to say goodbye to your mentee and to thank them for being awesome and working hard during every session!