Pornography Education Workshop

We all understand that, sooner or later, our children will be exposed to pornography. However, the attitude towards pornography education in schools and young people’s institutions is varied with some parents and teachers naturally wanting to preserve children’s innocence for as long as possible and others preferring to provide accurate pornography education as early as possible – even within primary schools – as a protective measure.

When is the Right Time for Pornography Education?

There is no simple answer to this question as a young person’s first exposure to pornography will happen at different times depending on a host of factors such as individual personality, family environment, wider social circle,  peer influence, access to adult content and cultural and religious context.

What is more certain is that only structured and sensitive pornography education in a safe environment can maximise the chances of driving home the crucial messages around the exploitative nature of pornography and its links with sexual abuse, sexual bullying, domestic violence and even criminal behaviour.

A mixture of natural curiosity, physical development, cultural influence, the internet and peer pressure mean that children today tend to become interested in sexuality much earlier than in past generations.

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The lines between healthy sexuality and pornography can become blurred if children rely on informal sources of pornography education – particularly from those who may be looking to exploit their innocence.

Although sexual education is mandatory in Local Authority run secondary schools, teachers are not compelled to teach about pornography and may feel very uncomfortable if asked to do so. Some academies and free schools may not even teach sexual education. 2020 Dreams Pornography Workshops offer a way to safely raise awareness in young people – even those of primary school age – without overly involving teachers or teaching support staff.

Pornography Education in the News

As recently as February 2017, the BBC published a Plan International UK report highlighting that most people believe that children ‘should be taught about pornography’ in schools. In fact, this report found that three quarters of the public backed compulsory pornography education with only 7 per cent opposing it. The same study revealed that 71 per cent of people believed that children should be taught about ‘sexting,’ the sending of sexually explicit text messages and images via mobile devices.

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice!

Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:53:06+00:00

H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London

Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London
Thank you so much for helping us out at such short notice! All three sessions (Contraception, Sex & Making Better Choices and Gang Awareness) were really well run and very valuable to our students. As I was walking around I could see all students were fully engaged and having lots of fun. Staff commented on how engaged students were during the workshops and we would most certainly love to have your team back again!
Harrow School, Boarding, London

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well

The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-18T12:45:26+00:00

P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London

Harrow School, Boarding, London
The Consent & Contraception workshop went really well. The facilitator was incredibly engaging, he was able to hold the students’ attention very easily and there was a great balance of humour and seriousness. I’ve had really positive feedback from the students already, they have learned so much but don’t feel overwhelmed with facts and figures and it wasn’t death by PowerPoint. We would be delighted to invite 2020 Dreams back.

The Sex Education Workshop was great

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-20T07:58:01+00:00

V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead

Our Y10 Head of Year, Ariana Oliver, said the following: The Sex Education workshop was great and he had 84 pupils to present to. The facilitator was engaging and informative. The pupils learnt a lot from him and he was able to make them feel and ease to ask questions about sex and relationships.

Thanks again for the great workshops

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:33:43+00:00

T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley

Thanks again for the great workshops over the past few days. The feedback from students and staff for both Sex & Making Better Decisions and the Consent workshops, has been fantastic!

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-21T07:38:48+00:00

Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London

Thank you for providing the Contraception Workshop, the sessions went very well students were very engaged and the session lead was very approachable and knowledgeable.

The SRE Workshop Went Very Well

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was.

Thank you!

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-18T16:00:09+00:00

F. Stewart. Harris Morden - London

The SRE workshop went very well yesterday. The students and staff commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how informative it was. Thank you!

The SRE Workshops Informative and Interactive

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T08:22:46+00:00

Mrs K. M. Robbins, Science and PSHCE Teacher, Moor House College, Surrey

Thank you very much to the workshop facilitator who ran the Teenage Relationship and Abuse Day & Alcohol & Sex & Peer Pressure workshop at Moor House College. Our students enjoyed their sessions with Amani. He engaged well with them and provided valuable feedback to them, at regular intervals. We look forward to working with 2020 Dreams in the future.
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The issue of sexual consent received even more public backing with 86 per cent of those surveyed in favour of education in this area.

Help Protect Children with a 2020 Dreams Pornography Education Workshop

A 2020 Dreams Pornography Workshop will be sensitively designed and delivered to raise awareness of the existence of pornography and its dangers.

The materials and language used will be age-appropriate and non-explicit to ensure students are able to engage with the themes and principles connected with pornography without being upset or shocked in any way.

All of our workshop facilitators are experienced and skilled at engaging with young people at an appropriate level and all have undergone a recent enhanced DBS check. Our priority is the comfort and safety of all young people attending a session and all  workshops are fully risk-assessed.

As well as educating children within schools, 2020 Dreams can customise a Pornography Workshop aimed at young people within institutions such as Young Offenders’ Institutions and Pupil Referral Units. Some of these young people will of course have personal experience of pornography and sexual exploitation and the workshops will be sensitively designed to take account of this.

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To find out more about 2020 Dreams Pornography Workshops for schools and young people’s institutions please  send an email to hello@2020dreams.org.uk  or call our friendly team on  0800 471 4983.

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