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Traditionally a difficult topic to talk about, this online workshop aims to build educators confidence to engage young people in critical thinking about this important area of RSE. To question what they see, understand active consent and challenge gender and race-based stereotypes in ways that avoid shame and blame.

Whilst it is normal for children to be curious about sex, bodies and intimate relationships, what they learn and where they learn it from is crucial. With many choosing to educate themselves from online porn sites, the abundance of free content continues to raise concerns. Often portraying sex, consent and gender in unrealistic ways, research suggests many children have already seen it, deliberately or by mistake, before they even leave primary school.

With the majority of teens admitting to getting some or all of their sex education from these potentially harmful sources, this workshop aims to provide parents/carers and educators with the basic knowledge to challenge confusing messages of aggression, control and misogyny and promote positive, healthy relationships

Join Vanessa Rogers as she shares her expertise and practical tools

Through interactive training and discussion learn effective approaches to build trust, provide support, and empower young people.

Join Vanessa Rogers author & renowned Youth Worker for this ground-breaking interactive training.

Aims & Objectives

  • How and why young people are accessing inappropriate and harmful content, by choice and unsolicited.
  • How the Online Safety Act aims to restrict viewing.
  • Ways that porn can influence young people’s knowledge, understanding and expectations of real-life relationships, sex and consent.
  • Ways to have positive conversations about this emotive topic with young people to challenge inaccuracies and promote healthy relationships and respect for all.

The session is suitable for youth workers, teachers & social care workers, parents and anyone interested in making a positive impact on the lives of young people

Tailored for teachers, parents, and youth workers, this course provides a thorough examination of the multifaceted impacts of pornography on the minds of young people. Engage with expert-led modules that unravel the psychological, emotional, and social consequences, offering a holistic understanding of the challenges faced by young individuals in the digital era.

Acquire practical insights into fostering open and honest conversations with young people, empowering you to address their questions and concerns about pornography with sensitivity and knowledge. Equip yourself with effective strategies to promote healthy relationships, consent, and media literacy, creating a supportive environment for navigating the digital landscape responsibly.

This interactive training incorporates group discussion, and practical exercises to enhance participants’ understanding and application of the concepts discussed.

Additionally, participants will gain access to a wide range of resources, including educational materials, referral networks, and support services.

Embark on this essential journey to empower the next generation with knowledge and resilience against the potential negative effects of pornography. Enrol in “Exploring the Impact and Influence of Pornography on Young People” and become a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the youth you serve.

Please note: this workshop discusses pornography, a topic that some may find emotive for a wide range of reasons including faith, gender and culture. All content is age-appropriate for Key Stage 3 formal or social education, and no pornographic or explicit images are included or referenced.


On Completion Of This Course, You Will Receive A Certificate & Resources That Can Be Used Towards Your Continued Professional Development (CPD

Our Experienced Trainers Support Participants Through Interactive Exercises And Facilitated Discussions, Creating A Safe Space For Reflection, Sharing And Professional Development.

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Tel: 0208 207 5567