WHY ARE THESE LESSONS NEEDED?

I’m always watching porn and some of it is quite aggressive. I didn’t think it was affecting me at first but I’ve started to view girls a bit differently recently. I would like to get married in the future but I’m scared it might never happen if I carry on thinking about girls the way I do.
— 13 yr old boy | Childline.org.uk

 

40% OF 8-11's & 12-15's SAY THEY PREFER TO WATCH YOUTUBE THAN T.V OFCOM 2017

TEENS SPEND 9 HOURS A DAY IN FRONT OF A SCREEN CNN 2016
5-15 YEAR OLDS SPEND 15 HOURS A WEEK ONLINE OFCOM 2017
81%  OF TEENS LOOK AT PORN AT HOME WITH 1 IN 3 FIRST SEEING SEXUAL IMAGES BEFORE THE AGE OF 10 YOUGOV, 2012
These statistics may not come as a surprise to you. The internet has revolutionised the way that young people communicate, learn and connect in a positive way. However, there is concern over the amount of time young people now spend in front of screens and, for many, the greater concern is over the content that young people are accessing, sending and receiving. 
As educators, teachers, parents and safe-guarders, we are becoming increasingly aware of the amount of sexually explicit material available to young people and are recognising the damaging impact that this is having on their mental health, their relationships and other areas of their lives. 
It is vital to give young people accurate information about pornography, social media and their mental health that allows them to engage critically and thoughtfully with the issue, enabling them to make decisions that will positively impact their relationships and lives.
Despite knowing that there is a need for education, approaching the issue can be awkward, embarrassing and challenging.
Naked Truth delivers non judgemental, age appropriate, relevant, bold, engaging and honest education to support young people as they navigate life through the Digital Age.

Our flexible and adaptable curriculum-based lessons and presentations do this through engagement with personal real-life stories from the educators, up-to-date scientific, psychological and sociological research, creative media, interactive content and peer-led discussions.

This generation of teenagers are the first generation with ‘anytime, anywhere’ access to unregulated pornographic content.