Pornography in the mainstream - Understanding the implications of easily accessible, explicit online content and its effects on the sexual culture of our Children and Young People

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WEDNESDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2016

THE ACADEMY - WHEATLEY HOUSE, CENTRAL GLASGOW

HALF-DAY TRAINING SEMINAR

Event Outline

One of the main driving forces behind the growing sexting epidemic is the ease with which young people can access increasingly explicit and extreme online images and videos through a growing plethora of new media platforms.

This constant barrage of graphic sexualised imagery can have a harmful impact on the sexual development of our children and young people, influencing their view of relationships and the opposite sex. For professionals responsible for the guardianship and protection of the next generation, it is imperative that these social trends are understood and collaborative approaches are established to tackle the inevitable fallout.

Following on from our successful Generation Sext conference in April, it was evident there was a strong need for a training event that addressed these specific issues in more depth.

This half day training event will explore:

  • How our culture is shaped by such content
  • The impact this has on our children and young people
  • How best to give our children and young people the space to open up and communicate
  • Best practice and guidance to move forward
  • How we can incorporate best practice into our workplace

Supported by

Speakers

Joanna Barrett

Policy and Public Affairs Manager, NSPCC Scotland

Lynda Dargie

Learning & Development Officer, Fife Violence Against Women Partnership

Linda Thompson

National Development Co-ordinator – Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Women’s Support Project

Kathryn Dawson

Sexual Violence Prevention Co-ordinator, Rape Crisis Scotland

Agenda

09:00-09:30     Registration and morning refreshments

09:30-09:35     Chair’s Welcome and Introduction
Joanna Barrett, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, NSPCC Scotland

09:35-10:10     Pornography – from the margins to the mainstream
Linda Thompson, National Development Co-ordinator – Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Women’s Support Project

10:10-10:35     Sharing your experiences – how much do you know?

Break into groups to share your experiences on the following:

  • How much are you informed?
  • Where are our children and young people accessing this content?
  • Whose responsibility is it to educate them?
  • What would you like to see change to help you with your job in guiding children and young people in this area?

10:35-10:50     Questions to Linda and feedback from group discussion sessions

10:50-11:10     Tea and coffee break, opportunities for networking

11:10-11:40     Creating spaces to learn from our children and young people
Kathryn Dawson, Sexual Violence Prevention Co-ordinator, Rape Crisis Scotland

11:40-12:10     Rabbit in the headlights? – where do we go from here?
Lynda Dargie, Learning & Development Officer, Fife Violence Against Women Partnership

12:10-12:35     Sharing your experiences – taking what you have heard into the workplace

Break into groups to share your experiences on the following:

  • What have you learned today?
  • What would you like to see change?
  • How will you make that happen and how can we help?

12:35-12:50     Questions to Lynda & Kathryn and feedback from group sessions

12:50-13:00     Closing remarks

Venue

Hosted by

The Academy
Wheatley House
150 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 1DW

www.wheatley-group.com/the-academy/