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Resources available from “Blurred Lines: Young men, pornography and sexually explicit materials”

Are you concerned by the use of pornography amongst young men?
Are you working with young men?  Like to know more about dealing with this issue?

On Monday 6th October, the Women’s Support Project, White Ribbon Scotland and Zero Tolerance invited professionals to a roundtable event to discuss concerns on the use of pornography by young men. 

This event addressed the growing concerns of front line staff working with young men. As more young people share their experiences of pornographic and sexually explicit materials, as well as negative sexual behaviour, we need to know how best to respond to this issue.

With input from Scottish and UK experts and practitioners, participants examined what we know about young men’s use of porn; discussed evidence from practice, and what we can do to counter the impacts through our work.

Over the course of the day, several themes emerged, including the importance of communication with young men, the need for more comprehensive relationship education, and the need for more research, materials and outreach targeted towards particular groups, such as transgender young people and young people with learning disabilities.

The organisers will collate the responses of the participants and release a report before the end of 2014.

The event was over-subscribed; however the materials discussed at the event are available for distribution here.

What do we know?

Miranda Horvath, Middlesex University

‘Basically Porn is Everywhere: A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the effects that access and exposure to pornography have on children and young people

Presentation: available to download from this page.

Report: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/Assets/BasicallyporniseverywhereReport.pdf  


Laura Tomson, Zero Tolerance

‘He’s the stud and she’s the slut: young people’s attitudes to pornography, sex and relationships’  -- Laura Tomson, Zero Tolerance

Presentation: available to download from this page.

Report: http://zerotolerance.org.uk/sites/www.zerotolerance.org.uk/files/Peer%20Research_0.pdf

What are we seeing?

Martin Henry, Stop it Now!

Trends and emerging themes seen in practice.

Presentation: available to download from this page.


What is being done?

Liz Ely, Zero Tolerance

Presentation: http://prezi.com/vojgt-_hite5/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy


Please note that all the attached and linked materials were provided / referenced during our Blurred Lines Event on 6th October. The information contained within does not necessarily reflect the views of Zero Tolerance.

Your Brain on Porn - Gary Wilson.pdf
Added: October 3, 2014
1.9 MB
Miranda Horvath Glasgow Oct 6 2014 Presentation.pdf
Added: October 3, 2014
2.43 MB
Young People's Views presentation - Blurred Lines, 10 minutes.pdf
Added: October 7, 2014
4.73 MB
Young men and pornography round table Oct 2014.pdf
Added: October 8, 2014
271.89 KB



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