Bethany is soon to turn 16.  She has agreed with her boyfriend Will that she will sleep with him on her birthday.  As the day approaches Bethany develops a possible vaginal infection and has doubts about her decision, but faces pressure to lose her virginity from Will, her friends and even her mum. 
  • Child Safeguarding
  • Sexual health and relationships, Consent, Peer pressure, Parental neglect
  • Guidance for swearing and sexual references

Level of Complexity: Advanced
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly
 Video Synopsis
  • The young person develops a possible vaginal infection
  • Experiences peer pressure and non-peer pressure to fulfil her promise
  • Young person agrees to lose her virginity to her boyfriend
  • The young person’s situation is picked up by school staff but not acted upon
  • Unable to seek help, the young person feels trapped

Issues Covered

  • Peer pressure
  • Social media
  • Sexting
  • Personal health
  • Age of consent
  • Body image

  • Importance of Sexual Health and Relationships Education
  • To recognise the vulnerabilities of young people
  • Peer pressure
  • To explain parental responsibility and role
  • To explain school responsibility and role
  • To describe the legal implications of consent / coercive control

  • What is the requirement in your area / district for sex and relationships education?
  • Which professionals have a key role in supporting and educating young people?
  • How can we educate young people to be peer support?
  • What is the influence of social media and what can we do to counter this?
  • What is the parental responsibility?
  • Is there a role for the local authority in monitoring establishments which provide piercing/waxing?

Target Audience:

  • All children service workers
  • School mentors/pastoral staff
  • Teachers
  • School nurses
  • Parents
  • Young people ( appropriate age)
  • Youth workers
  • Elected Members
  • Licensing officers

Useful For:

  • Conference
  • One to one
  • Group training
  • Awareness event

Training Suggestions:

  • Parent/child healthy relationships education
  • Clarification of legal implications – sexting , piercing

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Health and Wellbeing Board