Welcome to our RAP Chat, The RAP Project’s newsletter. We are enjoying a year of expansion, with more schools calling on us to present our five different RAP Talks. The newest presentation in our collection is our popular RAP: “PORN: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”. Deana and Allison have welcomed lawyer and parent Amanda Milsom to help us with our presentations, and she brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to our team. We’re also pleased to report buoyant sales of our book, “Sex, Likes and Social Media: Talking to our teens in the digital age,” published by Vermilion/Random House last Autumn. For more information about our book, please check out the press coverage on our website: www.therapproject.co.uk. RTE’s Ray D’Arcy, ABC News Radio, France 24 English, The Times, Guardian and others reported on Sex, Likes and Social Media (SLSM), a practical guide for parents raising ‘Digital Natives’ aged 10-19 years old. We are thrilled that The Independent online included our title in its ‘Ten Best Parenting Books of 2016’.
The RAP Project also participated in The Battle of Ideas at The Barbican, where Deana spoke on ‘Peer on Peer Sexual Abuse’, and then appeared on the LSE’s Panel ‘Growing Up Online’. Allison addressed the Conference for Heads of Sixth Form, where she met over 80 academics with whom she discussed relationships, sexting and pornography.
TheUK government is planning to amend the Children and Social Work Bill to make relationships and sex education (RES) mandatory in secondary schools. The changes will also require the subject of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) to be taught in all schools in England, both primary and secondary. RAP welcomes these amendments with open arms.
Having now reached 25,000 students in over 130 schools throughout the country, The RAP Project can confirm first hand the real need for students to negotiate this digital landscape as safely and as well-educated a possible.
Link to our press coverage in the Ham and High. Click here.