PSHE would like your help with two important research projects. Firstly, they want to hear from teachers about attitudes to teaching PSHE, and secondly they are highlighting research into young people’s views about relationships, body image and sex to inform implementation of new pornography age-verification requirements in July.

Research opportunity for teachers: attitudes to teaching PSHE

The purpose of this research is to explore how teachers feel about teaching PSHE education, and how the characteristics of teachers and their experiences might impact PSHE teaching. PSHE are primarily seeking UK teachers (primary, secondary, NQTs) who have taught, or expect to teach, PSHE education.
If selected, you will be asked to take part in a face-to-face (or phone/Skype) interview. This is likely to take up to 1 hour and can be carried out in a location suitable for you (e.g. your workplace, home, a quiet café). All of your answers will be anonymous.
This research is being undertaken for the PSHE Association by a student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as part of their MsC in Public Health.  

Please email us by the 28th of June to register your interest. Participants selected for interview will be given a £30 John Lewis voucher each. We will share your responses with the lead researcher, but your data will only be used for the purposes of this project.

Research on young people’s experiences and views on sex, pornography and relationships

From July, all online commercial pornography services accessible from the UK will be required to carry age-verification tools to prevent children from seeing content which isn’t appropriate for them.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is involved in this implementation, and has commissioned a research company – Revealing Reality – to carry out interviews to understand more about the views and experiences of 16-18 year olds regarding subjects related to sex, pornography, relationships, and body image. This is to help inform the government on the real lived experiences of young people in light of the age verification law.



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