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WEBINAR: Impact & Influence of Pornography on Young People Training

April 27, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0


From primetime TV to online gaming young people are bombarded by sexualised images on a daily basis from a young age. Additionally, it’s been reported that online porn consumption has rocketed during lockdown, making high quality relationship and sex education (RSE) even more important.

Traditionally a difficult topic to talk about, this online workshop aims to equip teachers, youth workers and parents with tips, activities and practical information to help young people understand the difference between pornography and real-life relationships and develop the skills to make healthy choices.

Be part of the solution

With a perfect blend of theory and practical skills that you can use with young people.


This training consists of real-time sessions & techniques, discussion groups and opportunities to practice and network with each other.



  • Ways young people are accessing, and in some cases creating, pornography.
  • How pornography and sexualised images can have a negative impact on young peoples’ understanding and expectations of sex and relationships, body image and self-esteem.
  • The age restrictions and laws regarding the making, sending and receiving of indecent and pornographic images and films.
  • What to do if you are concerned about a young person accessing, making or sharing inappropriate content.
  • Practical ways to approach this emotive topic and encourage young people to make happy, healthy choices

A must for any teacher, youth worker, parent or carer​


Practitioners working with young people in groups or 1-1 settings, e.g. school staff, youth workers, residential care workers:

• Learning Mentor
• Pastoral Lead
• Teaching Assistant
• Family support Worker
• Headteacher
• Assistant Head
• Social Worker
• Nurse
• Support Worker
• Youth Worker
• Parents & Carers

This training can be linked to your continued professional development CPD and is a great way to network with other professionals


This workshop discusses pornography, a topic that some people may find sensitive for a wide range of reasons including faith, gender and culture.

No pornographic or explicit images are included or referenced.

The ethos throughout is to support young people to build positive relationships based on mutual respect, affection and trust.

Your Facilitator

Vanessa Rogers is a nationally acclaimed youth work trainer and author with experience of managing a wide range of services for young people (11-25), including early intervention, youth offending and targeted services. She is best known for creating practice-based educational resources for youth workers and teachers, published worldwide by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Vanessa creates creative ways to engage young people in learning about traditionally emotive topics including relationships and sex (RSE), pornography and peer domestic abuse to develop the life skills to make healthy, positive choices. 


She continues to work with young people across the UK on a commissioned basis, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and sits on the council for the Institute for Youth Work (IYW).

Training is highly participatory and interactive

Our experienced trainers support participants through interactive exercises and facilitated discussions, creating a safe space for reflection, sharing and professional development


April 27, 2021
8:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
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