Internet Pornography Bundle, England, Wales and Northern Ireland Edition


Pornography on Trial

Is pornography harmful? Pupils evaluate 8 pieces of real evidence for and against then present their conclusions and reasoning. No pornography is shown in this diversity friendly lesson. Using video interviews with former addicts and doctors, Twitter exchanges, World Health Organization guidance and more, this interactive lesson develops critical thinking and debating skills.

Love, Pornography and Relationships

What makes for a good relationship? What role does trust have in an intimate relationship? And, what are the risks and rewards of pornography use over time? No pornography is shown in this diversity friendly lesson.

Pornography & Mental Health

How do multi-billion dollar internet companies make money if their products are free? What impact does the pornography-influenced culture have on our body image? On our levels of attainment? On our mental health? How can we cut back? What are good alternative activities to help us be successful?

The Great Porn Experiment

In this lesson pupils will learn about the wide-ranging effects of internet pornography on the brain. It updates a popular TEDx talk The Great Porn Experiment by former science teacher Gary Wilson with the latest research that supports the assertions made in the original talk.


In the Internet Pornography Bundle, England, Wales and Northern Ireland Edition, we have selected four of the most important themes.  You can help pupils consider more consciously how pornography might be influencing them and what to do as a result. Our lessons are: Pornography on Trial (teacher-led and group work versions); Love, Pornography and Relationships; Pornography and Mental Health and The Great Porn Experiment.  See individual lessons of the same title for more details.

The internet pornography set contains three lessons dealing with different aspects of pornography. We have added in a free bonus lesson too.

Is pornography harmful? Part one is a fun, interactive lesson where pupils act as a jury to assess 8 pieces of evidence for and against, from a wide range of sources including medical ones, before reaching a reasoned conclusion. Useful for showing to school inspectors and parents.

The second part looks specifically at mental health impacts of pornography and how it affects attainment and self confidence. It also looks at the multi-billion dollar pornography industry and how it makes money when its products are (mainly) free.

Part three investigates what makes for true intimacy in relationships. What effect does a porn habit have on consent, coercion, expectations and sexual performance?

The bonus lesson is an update of a very popular TEDx talk called “The Great Porn Experiment” that helps pupils understand how science investigates social activities like free, streaming internet pornography and how this massive, unregulated social experiment is affecting sexual health. It explains the science in a very accessible way and offers hope for those who have become snared by porn.

Together they cover a lot of key material based on the latest evidence allowing for discussion of these challenging topics in a safe space.

Lesson development

The Reward Foundation developed the lessons with the assistance of a range of experts including more than 20 teachers, youth leaders, psychiatrists, doctors, psychologists, lawyers, police, including campus cops and many parents. Our lessons comply with the latest Department of Education’s (UK government) “Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education” statutory guidance.

The Internet Pornography Bundle, England, Wales and Northern Ireland , allows you develop the discussion over four lessons. It lets pupils slowly unpack one of today’s most controversial cultural influences in a safe space. We give you practical, evidence-based materials to help you have confidence in teaching these subjects.

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