Truth and Lies (Year 10 and above)
Part of the RSE Day
Lauren is back living at home after spending three years away at uni, and she can’t believe how much her 13-year-old brother, Benji, has grown up. However, a typical brother-sister time of banter leads to Lauren discovering that Benji has been watching porn on his phone. Hurt and confused, she asks her long-term boyfriend, Ethan, to talk to him. However, Ethan reveals a shocking truth: that he became addicted to porn throughout his teenage years.
TRUTH AND LIES uses a mixture of drama, documentary, discussion and reflection to help students understand that pornography negatively impacts the self, relationships and the wider world.
Students will understand:
- That pornography can affect the brain, the sense of self, and can lead to sexual dysfunction
- That pornography can have a damaging effect on intimate relationships
- That pornography objectifies men and women and leads to negative representation and cultural expectations.