Top public school attended by Tony Blair puts unusual topic on the curriculum

The Independent is reporting that Tony Blair’s former school will provide “porn awareness” classes following fears over the negative effects porn addiction can have on pupils. 

Fettes College in Edinburgh has invited an internet porn expert Mary Sharpe to address students there later this year, The Sunday Times reports.

Ms Sharpe is a lawyer and founder of The Reward Foundation, which promotes healthy relationships and has spoken to thousands of young men about the impacts of porn addiction.

She has already given classes at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh and Dollar Academy in Stirling.

“These schools realise the damaging effect hardcore pornography can have on their pupils, in terms of their mental health and their studies,” Ms Sharpe told The Sunday Times.

Previous studies have found people who are addicted to pornography show similar brain activity to alcoholics or drug addicts.

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Comments

  1. johnofsurrey

    SchoolsImprove Oh dear. The Mary Whitehouse brigade are still up and running. They’re so wonderfully wholesome.

  2. This should be part of a well-constructed, high-quality PSHE course.   No need to invite a ‘porn expert’.
    That said, I can’t wait to read the Daily Mail outraged, hysterical article about this.

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