eChildhood provides parents and carers of children and teens, along with educators, suggested resources to improve conversations and respond to pornography harms. In particular, check out these resources below, and click around on our website for other practical suggestions for supporting children and youth.
UNSURE WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR YOUNG PERSON IS ACCESSING PORN?
COMPOSE Yourself! - a practical guide to help parents respond well when they discover their young person has viewed pornography. Provided by Culture Reframed, the COMPOSE Yourself! model is adaptable for all ages.
BOOK: Pandora’s Box is Open - A Parent’s Guide for Helping Children who have been Exposed to Pornography
NEED PRACTICAL SUPPORT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
If a young person you know has been exposed to harmful online content, they may need additional support. These organisations may be able to help you and your child:
- Turning Corners - a program initiative of Bravehearts that provides a comprehensive and integrated response to working with young people (12 years to under 18 years of age) who have or are at risk of engaging in harmful sexual behaviour. Turning Corners welcomes referrals from external support agencies, parents or self-referral by a young person. Learn more by watching this video.
WANT TO REPORT OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT?
If you've accessed content that is deemed to be prohibited content, you can REPORT HERE
Go to Reporting and Support Links for a full list of other reporting measures, information, and counselling and educational services.
eChildhood has identified that there is a shortfall in resources, specialists and services to support families who are faced with managing mental health and disease-related impacts of pornography. We know that families need information specific to:
- Identifying warning signs of pornography’s impact on children and teens
- Responding to children and young people hooked on pornography
- Implementing measures to promote mental health when pornography is in the home
- What to expect from professionals when requiring support
If you would like to see these resources developed and continued advocacy for improved services, please consider financially contributing to the work of eChildhood.
“Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - About Adverse Childhood Experiences