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.
Pornography on Trial is the first of our four lessons on Internet Pornography. It’s aimed at 15-18 year olds. You can teach it as a stand-alone lesson. It also works well in combination with Love, Pornography and Relationships, Pornography and Mental Health and The Great Porn Experiment. You will receive 2 versions of the lesson so you can deliver this as a teacher-led class or in a group work format where the pupils take more control over the evidence-sifting process. All lessons are available together in a bundle and in a superbundle with sexting lessons.
Pornography on Trial is a fun interactive lesson that allows pupils to express their emotions and thoughts in a safe space about one of the most controversial subjects in our culture today. It also provides access to evidence-based material for HM Inspectors and for parents.
The Reward Foundation has worked with a range of experts including more than 20 teachers. We also engaged with lawyers, police officers, youth and community leaders, psychiatrists, doctors, psychologists and many parents. We have piloted the lessons in schools across the UK.
Pornography on Trial – group work lesson has a 19-slide PowerPoint (.pptx) with 2 embedded videos with sound. There is a 12-page Teacher’s Guide and an 8-page Workbook to allow pupils to decide the question ‘Is pornography harmful?’ (both .pdf). There are hot links to relevant research and further resources.
The Pornography on Trial teacher-led version of the lesson has 19-slide PowerPoint (.pptx) with 2 embedded videos with sound. You also receive a 12-page Teacher’s Guide and an 8-page Workbook to allow pupils to decide the question ‘Is pornography harmful?’ (both .pdf). There are hot links to relevant research and further resources.