Isla van Tricht

Consent +

(Teaching healthy relationships)

Isla van Tricht has a wealth of experience working with teenagers across the country and has presented interactive talks and engaged in discussions all over the UK to thousands of students aged 14 – 18 on the topic of pornography for the last three years. This subsequent talk has been created in response to the reoccurring questions, comments and concerns she has heard from those students.

Focusing on CONSENT this talk presents key information about healthy sex and relationships which is often not included in sex education but which is vital for young people to learn.

Statistics and studies of the experiences of students in the UK, particularly those at university, show how common it is for young people to experience non-consensual advances and assaults. It is absolutely essential that teenagers learn clear, practical lessons about consent and positive sexual relationships before leaving school. 

This concrete, informative and interactive talk, tailored to be age appropriate to the desired year group, focuses on engaging the students and getting them to think critically and practically about the topics discussed. 

This includes:

  • Giving students an understanding of what consent is and why it is important
  • Equipping students with the language and knowledge of how to negotiate consent
  • Discussing common scenarios around consent to demystify the perceived ‘grey areas’ around consent
  • To equip and empower young people with the information needed to look after and respect themselves, their friends and their sexual partners

There will also be space for an open Q&A where students can ask any question they like about sex and relationships in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

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