The Positive Boundaries Programme

Our programme for secondary schools is delivered across five hour-long well-balanced workshops. We build a strong rapport with students so that as the material becomes more sensitive, they can feel more open to interact, explore and discuss the issues in more detail. We also have programmes for primary schools.

Positive boundaries sexual bullying workshops

Workshops for secondary schools

1. Sexual bullying: Gaining an understanding of what sexual bullying is and understanding the impact of sexual bullying language and name-calling

2. The media: Exploring how the media represent men and women and understanding its effect and how it can influence gender behaviour.

3. Consent: Defining what sexual consent is, understanding how to stay safe and the ingredients of a healthy relationship.

4. Sexual violence: Understanding what sexual abuse is, exposing the myths surrounding sexual abuse and rape, and knowing where to get help and support.

5. The cyber world: Understanding what cyber bullying is and how to stay safe online, understanding what sexting is and the possible consequences and understanding the effects of watching pornography.

Workshops for primary schools

We also deliver Positive Boundaries workshops for primary schools to help better prepare young people for safe and healthy relationships.

Workshop summary:

1. Exploring issues of gender, different body shapes and sizes, self-perception, self-esteem and peer pressure.

2. Exploring boundaries around physical contact, look at appropriate and inappropriate relationships and the impact of sexual bullying.

Supporting workshops and courses

Family Lives recognises that good quality, supportive education is a partnership between home and school. With this in mind we have developed further workshops and courses specifically for parents and carers on the following topics:

Preparing for & coping with teenage issues

  • Time to talk about sex & sexuality
  • Risky behaviour
  • Talking about drugs, alcohol & smoking
  • Self-harming
  • Tackling bullying and internet safety

For more information
Tel: 020 7553 3080