Truth and Lies (Year 10 and above)
Part of the RSE Day
Pornography and the sexualised culture risks damaging the hearts and minds of young people in Britain today. The revolution of social media, access to content freely available on the internet, and increasingly sophisticated marketing strategies have placed young people at risk of getting caught in a culture that will affect their mental health, their sense of self, their relationships with others and their spiritual and emotional well-being.
But this is not a truth that we hear in the media or on the news. On the contrary, pornography and the sharing of images has become normalised for young people, and so the true impact is being hidden.
Centred on a documentary film created by Ten Ten for schools, “Truth and Lies” is a ‘cinema-in-education’ session that highlights the effects of pornography and the sexualised culture on young people.
Through film, discussion and personal reflection, the session will challenge commonly held beliefs and attitudes, share the testimony of men and women who have been caught in addiction, offer insight from scientific experts on the effects of porn and the sexualised culture and, ultimately, offer students a fresh and life-affirming vision of the sexual urge, the desire to love and be loved, and a deeper understanding of the best time for sexual relations within a relationship.