Skip to product information
1 of 1

We Need to Talk about Pornography

A Resource to Educate Young People about the Potential Impact of Pornography and Sexualised Images on Relationships, Body Image and Self-Esteem
  • Author
    • Vanessa Rogers
Regular price $61.99
Regular price Sale price $61.99
Exploring topics ranging from sexting, revenge porn and the law to relationship boundaries and sexual stereotypes, this practical teaching resource facilitates discussion on the difficult issues surrounding pornography with young people aged 11-19.

At a time when pornography is more accessible than ever and many young people are inadvisably turning to pornography to learn about sex and relationships, this book explores what pornography is, how sex is portrayed in the media versus the reality, how pornography can affect sexual relationships, self-esteem and body image, and provides details of where young people can seek advice and support if they are worried. It includes full lesson plans, activities, photocopiable materials and clear information on how to implement the programme, including outlines for staff CPD sessions and parent workshops.

A comprehensive resource to use as part of PSHE or SRE sessions in schools or youth services, this book will be vital for PSHE teachers, senior leadership teams, pastoral care teams, school counsellors, youth workers, school nurses, and anyone who might be involved in sex education provision for young people.
  • Published: Sep 21 2016
  • Pages: 256
  • 298 x 213mm
  • ISBN: 9781849056205
View full details

Press Reviews

  • Nick Luxmoore, Author of Horny and Hormonal Young People, Sex and the Anxieties of Sexuality

    This is such an important subject! Pornography threatens the quality, not only of young people's sexual relationships, but of all their relationships. This book is well-informed, responsible, challenging and full of helpful ideas for teachers and youth workers to use.
  • Julian Cohen

    We need to help young people make sense of porn and to question it, rather than leave their sex and relationships education to the pornographers. This excellent teaching pack contains a wide range of group learning activities covering what porn is, the impact it can have, consensual and appropriate relationships, body image, sexting and online bullying. Guidance and practical tips are given so secondary teachers and youth workers can be confident about dealing with what can be an emotive subject and help young people keep safe, maintain their self respect and behave in caring ways towards others. Highly recommended.
  • Rachel Beddoe, Co-Author of Surviving Girlhood: Building Positive Relationships, Attitudes and Self-Esteem to Prevent Teenage Girl

    A much needed resource for all PSHE teachers. We Need to Talk about Pornography delivers a practical and engaging resource to address a sensitive and challenging subject with your students.
  • Adrienne Katz, Author, CPD accredited trainer, Director Bullying Intervention Group and Youthworks Consulting.

    Rogers has written an essential book that has a place in every school, youth service or care setting. PSHE needs updating in today's digital world where access to pornography is two clicks away and SRE strangely omits emotional responses. Some children are not even offered the former and others are withdrawn by parents from the latter. So teens often resort to friends, the internet and pornography itself for the information they need. Here is a sensitive guide to tackle current concerns from porn itself to relationship break-ups, body image, even why people have sex. Rogers also usefully addresses supporting LGBT young people and those with additional needs. She gives structure and assurance to a teacher addressing these topics with clear advice and innovative ideas, within a clear legal and curriculum framework. Lesson materials cover the three key skills required for effective learning, knowledge, attitudes and skills. Timely and much needed, this is a thoughtful answer to an urgent gap in education enabling young people to develop positive relationships and maintain emotional wellbeing.
  • Barbara Band

    School Library Association
    This is an excellent resource designed to inform and educate students about a subject that needs to be discussed openly within a safe environment.