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Young People's Attitudes Research 2014

“He’s the stud and she’s the slut”

Young people’s attitudes to pornography, sex and relationships report

There has been intense debate in recent years about the possible effects of sexualisation and pornography on how young people see, and treat, themselves and others. A growing body of research suggests they suffer serious negative impacts from our current hyper-sexualised culture. However, despite good work by youth and sexual health workers to value and promote young people’s views, it is only very recently that young people have been given opportunities to contribute to the discussion on a wider scale.

This piece of research examines how issues of sexualisation and pornography are understood by young people in Scotland. Along with a working group of ten professionals in the field of prevention and youth work, young people were involved in all steps of the planning and implementation of the research. By involving them throughout we hoped to find out more about the environment that they are growing up in, the attitudes and behaviour they consider normal, the sources from which they gain information about sex and relationships, and crucially what they think needs to happen (if anything) to ensure ours is a culture in which they can grow up safe, respected and valued.

We hope this research gives them a voice.

The report can be read from the attachment below. For more information please contact us.

A full list of survery and focus group questions are available to view and are attached below. 

Survey Monkey questions.pdf
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Peer Research.pdf
Added: June 2, 2014
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