Stereotyping is when someone judges you or someone else because they are different or because of something you say or do.

For example people might see me as an annoying, noisy and a rude young boy who has no respect for the people around me. But I see myself as quiet, polite and sometimes funny and energetic 12 year old boy.

A stereotype for men could be that there’re masculine ,strong and are never emotional.

A stereotype for a women could be they are emotional, dramatic and weak.

These stereotypes are very wrong because men can be emotional and women could be strong.

There is a huge range of diversity and ethnicity in big places like London because there are tourists and people who have emigrated from other countries.




  1. Every girl that has been told she is bossy, should be told that she has good leadership skills. Every girl that has been told she is ‘cocky’, should be told that she is confident. Every woman, man, lady, gentleman, girl or boy should be told that they are WORTH IT. Labels are for objects, not people.

    • Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

      I agree with you because everyone has to be gentle,but when you feel that you did something wrong to someone you have reply to him:am sorry or didn’t mean to do that.

    • I agree!


  2. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    I agree with you because every human being should have the same right to everything in every way. In the early years, men used to judge women when they were meant to have a child the husband or the dad had to choose how many kids they wanted or what gender they were.


    • Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

      Hi Muntie123,

      What is you opinion on stereotyping and sexism and what would you do to change it?


  3. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    Stereotyping is a bad thing because of you are only saying the other gender of a person is better and the other gender is not that good and it is really rude and mean to say that because of every gender is equal and there is no difference but the only difference is that boys are not girls and girls are not boys.


  4. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    Stereotyping is complete nonsense. People make judgements of others, like when people say girls like pink, and boys like blue, which is a form of stereotyping. We need to stop stereotyping, or it can create a big riot. If we stop stereotyping, then we can create a happier world. Girls and boys are not different, we are all one, but the only difference is that girls are not boys and boys are not girls. I am a boy, but that doesn’t mean I only like blue, I like green, and my sister likes black, not pink.


    • Hi Newsjunior850,

      Thanks for your comment! You have given reasons for your opinion which is great and shows reasoning! I’d like you to think sceptically; can stereotyping ever be a good thing?

  5. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    I think that stereotypes are taught at school not by teachers but by friends and people around them. Maybe to stop people/kids believing in sexism they should start doing more sports boys against girls because then people will stop saying that boys are stronger than girls. Then girls will have a fair shot at beating the boys and making there case more stronger about girls getting paid the same as boys.


  6. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    In our school we have assemblies about stereotyping and why we should try and stop it and if we see or hear it happening we should act against it. An example is sexism: If its time for lunch most of the boys go out to the football cage. Sometimes what happens is that when girls go into the football cage people leave them out and only play amongst themselves. This is an example of gender stereotypes/sexism. Another example of this is me and my friends were playing out in the playground and it was non-school uniform day and a girl in year 4 was wearing a batman top with jeans and some boys went to her and started continuously saying shes wearing “boys” clothes my point about this particular scene is there’s NO such thing as “Boys” or “Girls” clothes,shoes,watches, etc. My message to you is: Girls or boys, wherever you live or whatever your age wear whatever you want and act like whatever YOU want as long as YOUR okay with it.


  7. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Girly girl. Tell me, what first pops into your head? Girl with a face of flawless makeup, pink dress and designer bag. Hourglass figure and confident with a perfect guy by her side? I’m a girly girl. but I can’t do perfect makeup, you’ll see me in jeans and a t-shirt. I can’t remember the times when I didn’t care about what people thought of my size and I don’t know if I like girls or boys or both!

    Labels can determine a price of an object, but no one can determine a person’s worth.


  8. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that boys are stronger and girls are weaker and if you need a door putting in or a new cooker then you need a man as a woman can’t do that as I only ever see a man do these jobs whereas woman are seen in the office. Do you think that everyone agrees?

    • Hi Python21,

      Thanks for your comment! You’ve said that you only ever see men doing heavy lifting jobs and that means that women can’t do them. Why do you think you only ever see men doing those sorts of jobs? Is there any evidence that women can be strong as well?

  9. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think our national anthem should be about the Queen as she leads our country now and does a good job of helping us. I don’t think we should change it.
    Python 21

  10. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Girls are known as being Beautiful and Pretty. When you think of a girl you think of a girl with her face full of makeup and some fancy clothes. When you think of a boy you think of intelligence and strength also heavy handedness. However, this is not the case as there are lots of intelligent women in this world some in common sense and some in mathematics and some in English (and in other subjects this is just for brief). There are also men that are Doctors with doesn’t require strength this also doesn’t require being heavy handed. I think that this should change now .

  11. Well done for giving lots of examples in this conversation, Burnet News Club! If stereotypes can be damaging and we think they need to change, how can we go about making this change? How easily will it be and do you have any suggestions for practical things we could do? Perhaps look at the Weekly Competition #25 and write some ideas there too! Olivia

  12. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Stereotypes, I hate the word. When you think of a girl nowadays, you think of a perfect figure, luscious, thick hair, dresses and makeup. But no, there are many girls out there that don’t even barely reach the ‘definition’ of a girl. Take me for an example, you have more chance of finding me in the woods with a book than sitting at home doing my makeup and styling my hair.

    When you think of boys nowadays, you think of a jock-type of a boy with a slim girl hanging onto his muscular arms. But no, some boys don’t even dream of fitting that description.

    Stereotypes put so much pressure onto our generation, thinking we have to be a specific weight or size and we have to wear the same types of clothes to fit in. But no, the only person you have to fit in for, is your self. #BeYou


  13. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I don’t think we should judge someone on their gender. All of us have a heart, eyes, a life and personality, don’t we? Judging by their appearance in customary is cruel. Everyone is different and that is absolutely wonderful! You don’t have to be that strong dude that is mean. You don’t have to be that wonderful girl with all the new makeup. In fact, I think jeans are really uncomfortable. Just be who you are whether you’re quiet, a bookworm or even the nerd. Don’t be something you’re not. If the girl commits chivalry then that’s fine!!

  14. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    Hi LoppyLama

    I think the shopkeepers should change were they but each person clothes because not any girls would want to go to the boys section because on the top it says boys.


  15. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    Stereo typing is really bad because you are just saying something about other and that might not be true about them. This should be stopped immediately because little children are going to start believing in girls clothes and boys cloth the problem is that boy are not going to the girls section and the girls are not going to the boys section to get there cloth.

  16. Arnhem Wharf Primary School Arnhem Wharf Primary School

    Hi Umzzy16

    I agree with you because some girls like dark colours and some boys like light colours. Some girls like superheros and some boys like princesses. You are not allowed to judge people about what they like and who they are.


  17. Hi BNC! It’s great to see you being so open-minded about stereotying and it’s interesting to read what you have to say about clothing. I’m keen to know what you think about John Lewis. The department storie decided to take away ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ labels in their children’s clothing. They also renamed the department ‘boys and girls’ rather than having two separate sections. You can read about it here:

    Do you think this is a positive move? Why? If someone was against it (as lots of people have been), why might they object? It would be great to read your reasons on this! Olivia