The Reward Foundation provides the latest resources to help guide you through the potential harms from viewing internet pornography. In this section you will find lots of interesting items. We have started to develop our own materials and offer reviews of books, videos about the science of porn, mindfulness meditation recordings and lots of new research. We also provide advice on how to get access to the original scientific papers. Some papers are behind a paywall, some are open access and free.
While human beings are driven primarily by emotion, technology is not. It is based on pure logic, constructed with algorithms designed specifically to grab and hold our attention. The internet is a direct means of influence and has a potentially greater effect on shaping cultural values than even that of the family. Understanding its effects is crucial to our wellbeing, especially to our upcoming generations. To respond to this idea, we have been listening to what people want to know about love, sex, relationships and internet pornography. Since mid-2014 our work with young people and professionals in the sex education field has found high levels of dissatisfaction about the quality, relevance and effectiveness of current teaching resources. TRF develops resources to help redress this imbalance.
Representatives from the The Reward Foundation have now spoken at more than three dozen public events around the UK. We have also addressed professional audiences in the USA, Germany, Croatia and Turkey.
We have spoken with entire year groups of boys and girls at schools, as well as well as working with them in small groups and one an individual basis. We use a Human-Centred Design approach to co-develop resources where possible.
We have a fully accredited one-day workshop for healthcare professionals worth 7 Continuing Professional Development points. Over the next year The Reward Foundation will produce lesson plans for use in primary and secondary schools with training for teachers to use them.
Here are some of our current resources…