Activity 3.1: What Influences Me?
|What Influences Me?
|The purpose of this activity is to enable participants to explore what influences affect their decision-making that they are aware of, and others that they may not be aware of.
|Participants will be able to establish a contract of working while getting to know each other.
Ask the participants the following:
Using a long rope have the number 0% at the bottom and 100% at the top. Ask the participants to stand at the % they think indicates the answer to the following questions.
In the large group discuss:
|True or False?
True or False
Young people today are having less sex than the last generation.
Encourage the group to consider areas that could impact on this, for example:
Parental involvement: How do you think parental involvement in young people’s lives has changed over time? Do you think young people have as much freedom as previous
Increase in anxiety and depression: Studies have shown an increase in anxiety and depression in young people which can impact on sexual desire.
Pornography: How could watching pornography impact on this statistic? e.g. does watching porn make you want to have sex? Could it put some people of wanting to have sex? What would it be like if porn didn’t exist?