TRF Develops Resources

TRF develops resources and provides you with the latest information to help guide you through the the potential harms of viewing internet pornography. In this section you will find lots of interesting items.  We have started to develop our own materials and we are pleased to be able to offer reviews of books, videos about the science of porn, mindfulness meditation recordings and lots of new research. We also provide advice on how to get access to the original scientific papers.

While human beings are driven primarily by emotion, technology is not. It is based on pure logic, constructed with algorithms designed to grab and hold our attention. The internet is a direct means of influence and has a potentially greater effect on shaping cultural values than even that of the family. Understanding its effects is crucial to our wellbeing, especially to our upcoming generations. To respond to this idea, we have been listening to what people want to know about love, sex, relationships and internet pornography. Since mid-2014 our work with young people and professionals in the sex education field has found high levels of dissatisfaction about the quality, relevance and effectiveness of current teaching resources. TRF develops resources to help redress this imbalance.

Representatives from the The Reward Foundation have now spoken at more than two dozen public events around the UK.  We have also addressed professional audiences in the USA, Germany, Turkey and Croatia.

We have spoken with entire Forms of boys and girls at schools, as well as well as working with them in small groups and one an individual basis. This led us to using the technique of Human Centred Design to co-develop resources which might address the weaknesses of current materials.

Over the next year The Reward Foundation plans to produce lesson plans for use in primary and secondary schools.

Below are some of our current resources.

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