NUS research shows alarming rates of sexual harassment, assault and rape amongst University students. This workshop responds to Government demands that Universities take steps to address this issue.
- We give all students the tools to communicate effectively in their relationships, avoiding misunderstandings and putting themselves at risk.
- We explore different peoples boundaries, dissect media messages and look in depth at what consent is and is not, so that there are no grey areas.
- We demonstrate how it is possible to safely intercept inappropriate behaviour and to ask for help.
- We start conversations about consent and appropriate behaviour amongst students, re-setting the terms of student interaction.
- The workshops have been shown to positively effect student life in the longer term, with students reporting sustained changes in attitudes and behaviour.
The Equalities and Human Rights Commission Report highlights the extent of discrimination at universities. This workshop responds to demands that Universities take steps to address these issues.
- The workshops foster a better understanding of discrimination. The forms it can take and how it impacts on individuals and society.
- We encourage critical thinking to challenge stereotypes and media bias including recognition of social privilege.
- We discuss appropriate and sensitive language use relating to race, gender and disability.
- We start conversations around individuals social responsibility to challenge discrimination and instigate change and how this can be managed.
NSPCC research finds children as young as 8 are accessing explicit content including hardcore pornography online. The access to internet enabled devices makes viewing such material easy. Often young people may stumble over inappropriate content whilst browsing the web.
- These workshops look at the differences between real life sex and relationships and those portrayed through popular culture and pornography.
- We explore how what we watch can impact on our behaviours, our body image and our attitudes to risk.
- We discuss what makes for healthy sex and relationships and work with young people to build pictures of happy, healthy scenarios for real life.
Finding navigating the modern world of social media with your children challenging? When and how do you start talking to them about sex and drugs?
- Our workshops with parents meet the concerns that arise around exposure of our children to modern technology such as social media.
- We discuss at how to keep our children safe online; what are reasonable boundaries to set and how to talk about sex and drugs.
- We examine the influence of a hyper-sexualised popular culture on our children.
- We look at how we can build media resilience from a young age, creating a dialogue that helps children to question the messages they receive from the media and resist internalising negative ones.
- These sessions give parents a space to discuss their concerns and find solutions together.