Hello, I’m Christina Anderson. In 2002 my seventeen year old son Dan was a budding ‘rock star’ with a promising future ahead of him and the world at his feet.
He decided to get his lip pierced to go with his rock star image. Dan quickly developed septicaemia (blood poisoning) as a result of the body piercing. Despite medical intervention from several hospitals and every attempt to save Dan’s life, he eventually succumbed to the infection and lost his fight for life eight weeks after the piercing.
Dan’s very brave and courageous fight for life is the inspiration behind the educational workshops and resources we develop and deliver. They are designed with the PSHE and Citizenship secondary school curriculum in mind to ensure that as many young people as possible are made aware of the health and regulation risks associated with body piercing and what steps they need to take to minimize those risks.
Here’s a quick taste of what you’ll find in this pioneering teaching resource…
-Body Piercing In The UK
– What To Look Out For
– How The Body Reacts
– The Health Risks
– Taking Care Of A Body Piercing
– Dan’s Story
– Regulation And The Body Piercing Industry
Most young people are uninformed when it comes to body piercing. This teaching resource gives you the professional delivering the material, a rich choice of resources relating to the health and wellbeing of young people that are relevant, engaging and stimulating; complimenting the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum in these areas:
– Having a Voice – Responsibility
– Looking After Myself
– Body Image
– Personal Safety
With over 30,000 young people to date [and rising] educated about the risks of body piercing, this is an exceptional resource and one that many teachers have embedded into the secondary school curriculum. Its broad appeal and age range [11-19yrs] makes it an excellent choice for Schools, Colleges and Universities and makes a useful addition for teaching training!