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Sex in the digital age: sexting, pornography and harm reduction for young people with additional support needs

When

20/02/2020 09:30

Where

Edinburgh

Type

Free member event

Category

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About this event

Young people with additional support needs are increasingly vulnerable as the internet and modern technology become a normal part of exploring sexuality.

This training will inform you of the changing platforms and laws surrounding sexting and pornography, as well as looking at how the internet impacts on young people’s understanding of relationships and sexual health. With a specific focus on young people with additional support needs, you will explore strategies that can improve your confidence in helping inform and reduce harm to some of the most vulnerable young people online.

Key learning:

  • Understanding the prevalence of sexting, common platforms for sharing sexts and how the law protects young people
  • Reflecting on how pornography has evolved and its impact on young people
  • Exploring key legislation such as the Video Recordings Act 1984 and the Digital Economy Act 2017
  • Using strategies to inform young people and reduce harm, including how to integrate pornography and sexting as part of relationship, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education
  • Working directly with the new Scottish national RSHP resource.

Facilitator bio

Corrie McLean has been working in education for a decade, developing her specialist skills in sexual health and inclusive learning. Her background is in teaching.

She has spent her career working closely with vulnerable young people with additional support needs (including autism) and practitioners and parents and carers who support them. Her expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our environment and communication methods can help make our practice more inclusive.

Corrie’s work at Three Sisters centres around building capacity by helping professionals make long term changes to their approaches to learning.

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