Porn Literacy

Welcome and thank you for your interest!

If you would like to arrange or attend a porn literacy training for teenagers, parents, teachers or others, please email our team at:   realtalkdv@gmail.com .

If you would like to sign up for our next online training, Dec 4, 2020, please use this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/115335746322

 

We invite you to watch Dr. Rothman talk:

https://www.tedmed.com/talks/show?id=730488

 

Meanwhile, please PLAY the 2 minute video below to hear from four teenagers who attended our porn literacy class.  When this video was made in Fall 2018, two had been through the class and two had not.

 

 

Please also check out this video, which is a 3-minute news story recorded by WGBH in Boston in Spring 2019. It also features some of the teen peer leaders talking about the class:

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/05/20/teens-are-watching-porn-to-learn-about-sex-now-what

 

 

Evaluation of the curriculum:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15546128.2018.1437100?journalCode=wajs20

 

Co-author information:

Jess Alder is the Program Director of the Start Strong:  Building Healthy Teen Relationship Initiative at the Boston Public Health Commission.  She holds her Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University.  For 4 years Jess was an educator, advocate, and consultant for rape crisis centers in Denver, CO and Boston, MA.  She has been working in the field of teen dating violence for the past 7 years in Boston, MA and has two decades of experience working with young people as an educator, coach, and mentor.  Jess has conducted local and national workshops on healthy relationships, healthy break ups, media literacy, and crisis intervention.  Most recently, she co-created a Porn Literacy Curriculum for young people which was featured in the New York Times.

Nicole Daley is the Director, Evaluation and Engagement at OneLove, with over 9 years of experience working in government. She served as Program Director of the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative at the Boston Public Health Commission for over 5 years before joining One Love. Her expertise is in the field of teen dating violence prevention, healthy relationship promotion, program and partnership development. She lead a team that has developed innovative curriculum for teens and adults on healthy relationships, teen dating violence, media literacy, pornography literacy, and healthy break-ups. She has a passion for supporting young people in being change agents in addressing teen dating violence. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe and The New York Times. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health.

 

If you are looking for the report co-authored with Dr. Kim Mitchell of University of New Hampshire on the prevalence of porn use among youth, please click on this link:

porn trends (report version)