We believe that in order to successfully address the impacts of pornography, we need to equip ourselves and our children through education.
The team at eChildhood is currently working on developing our own practical tools to support parents and carers to help create a safer digital environment for our children and effective ways to support and guide teenagers away from online pornography and its harms.
Based on our research relating to pornography harms to children (Our Statement of Research) we recommend you have a look at these resources developed for parents and carers:
INFO FOR PARENTS
- eSafety iParent - sections for parents of children include 6 Strategies for when your child accidentally finds pornography; what to do when someone shows your child pornography; how to talk to Under 8's about pornography; and talking to your 8-12-year-old about pornography.
- Culture Reframed Parents Program – a complete best-practice toolkit to help parents raise porn-resilient kids.
- Parents of Children by Culture Reframed. This page offers tips for foundational conversations, identifying warning signs, links for practical prevention, educational videos, suggested books, plus more.
- 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.
- Porn Resilient Kids - equipping families for tricky conversations by Youth Wellbeing Project.
- How to talk to your kids about pornography by Educate and Empower Kids
- Parents Protective Education Course by Safe4Kids
- Educate and Empower Kids provides resources to parents and caregivers to encourage connection and healthy relationships through love, communication, education and empowerment.
- Online Porn for advice on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn and sexually explicit material provided from NSPCC in the UK.
- Healthy sexual behaviour in children and young people for a guide to keeping children safe, spotting warning signs and what to do if you’re worried.
- Collective Shout is a grassroots campaigns movement against the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls. They have a range of speakers available to do presentations or workshops for conferences, schools or community groups.
- Facts and research about the impacts of pornography on children and young people
CHILDRENS BOOKS TO GUIDE CONVERSATIONS
- Milly's Message (children aged 5–10) by Liz Walker.
- Hamish and the Shadow Secret (children aged 8-12) by Liz Walker.
- Hayden-Reece Learns What To Do if Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies children's Book by Holly-ann Martin.
- Someone Should have told me children's book by Holly-ann Martin.
- Good Pictures, Bad Pictures children's Book by Kristen A. Jenson
- Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Jr children's Book by Kristen A. Jenson
REPORTING PORNOGRAPHIC CONTENT
- eSafety office for reporting offensive or illegal content in Australia.
- Netsafe to make a complaint about content that you think is objectionable in New Zealand.
Know of resources suitable for parents of children that address pornography? Please let us know.