Young people should be able to be whatever they want to be. Taking action to support young people to decide what they want to be will help tackle gender stereotyping in school, in the world of work, and in Scotland.
Read about the characters in our comics and see how they decide.
Take a tour of Choose your own path to see what jobs and courses interest you.
The Be What You Want campaign aims to help young people make informed decisions about what they want to do after they leave school. Our campaign materials include a resource for teachers which includes activities to support the aims of Curriculum for Excellence.
Parents and carers have a huge role in breaking down gender stereotypes and making sure that their children don’t feel pressured into decisions based on their gender.
Choose your own path is a resource to help young people research different courses and jobs.
There has been a bit of a Twitterstorm in the past day or so over Gap’s advert for its latest kids’ clothes depicting, as is customary, the boys’ styles and the girls’ styles in ‘artfully’ juxtaposed images. Nothing controversial there, but when the boys are framed as ‘little scholars’, while the girls are presented as ‘social butterflies’, it’s time to challenge this as throwback sexist nonsense.