You might be thinking.. okay, I could get on board with all the sex stuff. But come on, porn? What do you have to say about porn?
Well, there's a lot. Like how the average age kids see porn for the first time is 8 to 11. Or how 70% of students your age would say they've been exposed to it when they weren't looking for it and didn't want to see it.
We know a lot of people who watch porn, and so do you--actually 64% of people your age watch it at least once a week. Maybe just watch our intro video to find out what kinds of things we'll cover.
Watch McKenzie's story about her friend and intro to what you'll be learning & why it's important.
Chose one of the three sections of the FTND docuseries to watch for today. More info below!
Use the worksheet you downloaded yesterday to write a response on the portion of the docuseries you watched.
If you came up with a question or comment from today's lessons, go to the comment tab or click the link below.
There's an organization that we really like called Fight The New Drug. They put together a mini documentary series called Brain, Heart, World and you'll be watching one of the episodes for today's class. They're each about 30 minutes long, so you'll just choose the one you prefer to watch (although they're all great, and we'd highly recommend watching each of them). Below is a little overview of each.
Once you choose the episode you'd like to watch, follow the link below the descriptions. You'll click "Watch Now," and then you'll have to login. Feel free to use your own email to create your own account, but we've also created an account you can use to view the documentary.
The Brain episode is about the individual and the effect of porn on the hormones and chemical structure of the brains of the people who watch it.
The Heart episode is all about relationships and how watching porn can change the way that people see each other and the quality of their relationships.
The World is about the many connections between the porn industry and others like sex trafficking and sexual abuse. It sums up the other episodes and offers hope for healing from porn addiction.
Answer the lesson questions in your Google Docs worksheet. Be sure you followed the instructions and that the document is shared with your teacher!
If you missed it, here's the link again:
Do you have questions? Comments?