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
  • explore the impact of lockdown on young peoples’ increased access to the internet including raising awareness of the most used online media platforms
  • explore the potential impact lockdown has had on young peoples’ viewing of pornography and new subscription sites (containing sexual content)
  • identify the online methods young people use to stay in touch with each other including forming and maintaining relationships
  • recognise new viral trends
  • develop effective ways to advise and keep young people safe from online harm

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