Healthy lives for young people

Sex, pressures and social networks

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  • Half day or full day training session for professionals
  • Prices start from:
    • £800 for a full day
    • £475 for a half day

The aim of this session is to enable participants to gain knowledge and skills about the influences and pressures young people face as they develop and explore their emerging sexuality. 

Many young people communicate with one another using social networks; however, we are increasingly hearing stories of young people sharing pictures and information online with people they have never met and do not know. Understanding why young people do this will enable you to work with them to resist the pressure they face.

Participants will be able to:

  • explain the messages young people receive that influence their sexual life, relationships and self-esteem
  • identify the potential impact of modern media (including social networks, pornography and celebrity culture) and key messages to support young people in negotiating it safely
  • describe how to support young people in making informed choices about their sexual life
  • describe how to encourage young people to think about the importance of positive friendships to build self esteem
  • describe how to equip young people with the skills to say no to sex they don’t want and to explore intimacy and sensuality in non-sexual ways


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