About this toolkit
‘Myth vs Reality’ is phase 2 of our practical PSHE toolkit for educators of young people aged 11-14. Its purpose is to help educators generate discussion amongst young people about their online experiences and challenge them to consider how real the content is that we see online.
Using a set of talking heads films as a spring board, the toolkit covers relevant topics such as online pornography, healthy relationships and body image; considering how all 3 topics connect together. It will explore key online myths in relation to these topics and guide educators in supporting young people to seek out the reality and challenge the myths they are seeing online.
Through discussion and activities, this toolkit not only challenges young people to reflect on their own experiences, their own behaviour and unpick the truth from the online myths, but also ensures that they know who to go to and how to get support when/if aspects of their online life worries them.
Youth involvement in the PSHE Toolkit
The toolkit was created following focus groups conducted in five schools across the UK, where young people expressed the need for education about the portrayal of gender, bodies and relationships online with a particular need for education about the reality of online pornography.
All aspects of the resource are free to download and are subject to Creative Commons.