Youth, sex and media
Professors Catharine Lumby and Alan McKee and Associate Professor Kath Albury, lead investigators on Young People, Sex, Love and Media, an Australian Research Council research project, are holding a free workshop next month for teachers and other educators to learn about the research and swap insights.
Part of the research has involved focus groups with young people aged 13–17 in high schools, talking to them about where and how they have learned about sex, love and relationships and how media, including social media, fits into their understanding of themselves and their relationships to others. Teachers are invited to attend the entire day or to sit in on whichever sessions are of particular interest.
Session 1 is on Sex Education and Relationships, session 2 on Sexting and Sexual Self-representation and session 3 on Social Media. Breakout groups will include Policy Development for Educational Trainers, Implications for Young People’s Physical and Mental Health and Media in the Sex and Relationship Classroom. The workshop will be held at Macquarie University on Friday, July 10. Click here for more information.