What does sex education fit for the 21st Century look like?
We live in an age of increasing digital connectivity: we no longer develop our relationships, or express and understand our identity through face-to-face interactions alone. Particularly for those at school, online and offline worlds are no longer distinct entities, and play ever more significant part in their learning, personal interactions and well-being.
But, this change is taking place at such a rate that we are failing to adequately support young people to navigate digitally-facilitated issues such as unsolicited dick pics, online harassment, image-based abuse, trolling, targeted advertising, body shaming posts, internet misinformation and more.
Blocking, or reducing social media or internet use is not a long term or viable solution; increased media literacy and educate young people about digital rights and responsibilities is urgently needed (Livingstone and Third, 2017).
Sex and relationships education classes can play a key role in equipping young people with these critical tools and knowledge. This conference will explore what needs to be included in a truly 21st Century sex education; how we can take stock of digital defence and activism strategies young people already use; and how we can address matters such as online dating, pornography and sexting in a way which foregrounds young people’s digital and sexual rights.
This conference will hear from young people, educators and researchers though a variety of interactive workshops, panel discussions and talks.
Lunch and refreshments provided.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age to enter the event is 16, unless accompanied by an adult.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Camden Collective is a two minute walk from Camden Town tube station.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email [email protected] with any questions about the event.
What if I am unable to pay the ticket fee?
If you are unable to pay the ticket fee, but would still like to attend the event, please get in touch with Sexplain and we can discuss some options.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We will have a list so there is no need to bring your printed ticket.