The Problem with Porn Literacy

$39.00 per year

There are many things wrong with porn literacy, one of which is the failure to recognise the public health implications of porn impacts for whole populations. However, this training reveals the darker motives of those pushing for porn literacy education in our schools, and what it means for children and young people’s safety and mental health wellbeing. Suitable for educators, parents, wellbeing professionals and concerned community members.

SUBSCRIPTION FOR 1 year

Description

This 30-minute presentation focusses on:

– Unpacking the intention of porn literacy education, which typically aims to help (young) people interpret and make sense of sexually explicit content through the lens of values, consent, violence awareness prevention, and gender roles. This approach is delivered by everyone from sexuality educators, academics, and health teachers, through to pro-porn supporters, and often fails to acknowledge the systemic harms of pornography on society.

– Explaining the shortfalls of porn literacy education, and unpacking the importance of broadening the lens to equip educators, decision-makers, and community with a greater understanding of the scope of pornography impacts.

– Exposing the latest attempt to normalise porn consumption among teens by pushing the porn literacy approach.

– Presenting a public health focussed alternative. Critical Porn Analysis provides an educational response to the researched harms of pornography as a public health crisis. It moves beyond the micro focus of how the individual interacts with pornographic content, to consider a more holistic approach on how porn’s proliferation and ease of access impacts the health & wellbeing of individuals, relationships, families, communities, and cultures.

The issue of whether pornography constitutes a “public health crisis” is hotly contested. Viewers will gain a greater level of confidence to articulate why pornography meets these criteria, and be better informed to engage their spheres of influence for change.

Suitable for educators, parents, wellbeing professionals and concerned community members. Permissions are granted to share this presentation with staff for professional development sessions.

© Youth Wellbeing Project 2020