Love in the time of Media; exploring young peoples' experiences of learning about sexuality in digital spaces.

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences


The research project aims to explore the ways in which young people learn about sexuality and go on to engage in intimate practices in digital spaces - as a space this provides an informal context for sex and relationship education, which is necessary to understand for more holistic and better informed formal provision. It proposes a mixed methods approach employing quantitative surveys - an internet based questionnaire for scoping - combined with experimental qualitative research drawing on participatory arts-based workshops to explore in sensitive ways the lived experience of sexuality in digital spaces. The research will focus on year 7 and year 11 pupils and address research gaps in sex and relationships education to inform policy in this area, as well as the policy areas of digital competency and well-being.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2272645 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 25/07/2024 Hebe Ellena FLETCHER