As a young person new to the workforce, we asked our work experience student, Hayden Nicholls, to share what he thought about The S.A.F.E. Files, and some of the issues associated with safe, appropriate, fair and equitable behaviour in the workplace.
My name is Hayden Nicholls. I’m in Year 10, and I’ve been doing work experience at Learning Seat. I participated in Learning Seat’s The S.A.F.E Files, the ‘Workplace bullying’ and ‘Electronic communication and social media in workplace’ courses. They opened my eyes to things that can happen in the workplace (and even in schools).
They are quite different to most courses about workplace issues. They’re made in a graphic novel form, which makes them appealing and interesting to my generation. They certainly aren’t boring in the sense that they have mixed in a bit of humour and fun while still addressing the problems at hand.
By creating characters, and giving them back stories and personality, the courses just make learning a bit more fun. The characters are like police detectives, and they show you what legal consequences apply if you do the wrong thing in certain situations. They also show you the actions to can take if any of the example situations happen to you or someone you know.
By Hayden Nicholls