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
- Culture Reframed Parents Program – a free online Program for Parents of Tweens and Program for Parents of Teens, complete with scripts that guide you in these life-changing conversations.
- 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.
- Is free pornography destroying our brains – a good video resource for parents to watch with young people.
- eSafety: The Big Issues: Online Pornography – this page is for parents and carers. It covers: How do kids find pornography online? How can I protect my child? What can I do if my child has found pornography online?
- Act for Kids – a resource to help you parent in the digital age.
- How to talk to your kids about pornography – by Educate and Empower Kids
- The Reward Foundation – a pioneering approach to love, sex and the internet.
- It's time we talked – by Maree Crabbe Reality and Risk.
- Educate and Empower Kids – resources for parents and caregivers to encourage connection and healthy relationships through love, communication, education and empowerment.
- Collective Shout – 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.
- Statement of Research relating to pornography harms to children.
INFO FOR TEENS
- Sex & U: your trusted resource for sexual and reproductive health by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
- Online Porn by Childline in the UK. This page is for young people aged 12 and over.
- Sex. Relationships. The Internet by Think U Know in the UK. This site offers practical insight for teens aged 14+.
- Porn: what science says by Think U Know in the UK. This page is for 14+ teens.
- Fortify Program by Fight the New Drug. Free for youth aged 13-20, the Fortify Program helps change behaviour by walking participants through more than fifty short videos that cover the science of addiction, the harms of pornography, tools to help you break free, and other helpful information so that you can be empowered to overcome your struggle with pornography.
- The eSafety Commissioner deals with 3 kinds of abuse in Australia: cyberbullying, image-based abuse, and illegal and harmful content.
- Netsafe provides a free and confidential service for people of all ages in New Zealand who are experiencing an online incident. Learn about the difference between legal pornography and illegal content here.
Know of resources suitable for parents of teens that address pornography? Please let us know.