Working With Young People Around Porn

 

“Very impressed with course content and how it was delivered.”

“Really impressive training day.”

“Very thorough, with lots of discussion and group work.”

“Allowed everyone to interact and encouraged people to participate and explore their own views and opinions around porn.”

 

Porn has never been more available than it is now. Young people can access porn on their phones, in magazines, on the internet and on the TV. Young people either watch porn willingly to explore and learn about sex and sexuality, or are curious occasional consumers, or are exposed to it without their consent. The porn they see can range all the way from page 3 to BDSM pornography. Most young people now also have the means to make their own porn or sexually explicit materials.

Often the harms of porn are overstated and often we under-estimate how much young people do actually know and understand. There is little reliable evidence to demonstrate that sexually explicit materials can be harmful to young people. However many practitioners have concerns about young people watching or being exposed to this kind of material and rightly feel that they should tackle it as part of a sex and relationships programme.

This course aims to give workers the understanding, confidence and the skills to help young people to be more critical about the sexual and pornographic content that they come across.

Participants will:
* Have the opportunity to reflect on their own values and attitudes related to porn and sexually explicit materials within a safe and participatory learning environment.
* Have a greater understanding of what porn and sexually explicit materials are available to young people.
* Understand how porn can perpetuate gender and sexual norms.
* Develop skills to work with young people about the context for porn and how it differs to real life.
* Explore how talking about porn can be used as a tool to talk about self-esteem, body image, boundaries, pleasure, communication, sexual safety, the law, equality, emotions, relationships and gender.

 

This one day course costs £1200 plus travel/accommodation costs. All my courses are for up to 16 participants.

If you wish to make a booking or have any questions about the content or fee please get in touch via the contact form.