Teaching young people to be savvy consumers & traders can be invaluable to them in later life, whether it is part of a business or law course, or as an essential skill to be developed in citizenship.
Young people are disproportionately likely to fall for scams, particularly online, often because they lack the knowledge to realise they’re being conned. Education can not only help ensure they don’t get swindled, but can also benefit their understanding of how business works and why regulation is important in areas such as product safety and animal welfare.
Looking to teach your students transferable Consumer skills?
If you are looking for information on consumer education, The Citizens Advice Consumer Service has also developed a range of educational resources to help develop transferable consumer skills, knowledge and confidence at a variety of levels. They provide a range of teaching guides and activities that can help your students become better informed about consumer law. Find out more on the Citizens Advice site.
The rest of the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards website also contains lots of information about consumer’s rights and the laws that businesses must adhere to in order to protect their customers and stop unfair competition. While this has not been written specifically for teachers, both educators and students should find our leaflets and other resources informative and accurate.
Feel free to browse through the site and use whatever information you find.