Disability and Online Sexual Information

9:00am - 5:00pm / Wednesday 13th June 2018 / Venue: Hub Lounge Foresight Centre (Block J)
Type: Workshop / Category: Research
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  • Suitable for: Social workers, NHS, community groups, youth workers, carers of vulnerable young people, carers of disabled young people, people working in children's rights
  • Admission: Free
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Children with Disabilities and their Rights to Online Information/Communication about Sexual Relationships

This one-day workshop (Wed June 13th, 10am-4pm, Foresight Centre Liverpool) organised by the School of Law, University of Liverpool aims to examine the rights of under-18s with disabilities to online information/ communication about sexual relationships. It is in the online arena that children get much of their information and communications about sex and sexual relationships. Yet there appears to be little or no research on the experiences of under-18s with disabilities in this area, who will often have access difficulties and distinct protection issues when it comes to online activities. This workshop will involve presentations and discussions between professionals and academics on their knowledge of theory and research on children and disability rights, sexuality education, online communication, as well as the experiences of both under-18s and adults with disabilities and their families. The aim is to establish a community of researchers/experts in this often ignored area, and to lay the ground work for evidence-based research with under-18s themselves. In particular it will examine how to balance empowerment and protection of under-18s with disabilities. Contact Dr. Aoife Daly (adaly@liverpool.ac.uk) for further information.

If you wish to attend this event, please register an expression of interest here