In addition to preventing online porn harm through educational books, curricula and workshops, families and educators need help comprehending the magnitude of this issue. For example, accessing information and sound advice through blogs, documentaries, and research-based fact sheets cannot be underestimated.
A helpful place to start with these blog updates is Positive sexuality messages. This covers seven guiding ideas to help you “skill up” to assist kids in developing a positive approach to sexuality. Above all, this update emphasises the importance of balancing education about porn impacts with the flip side, healthy relationships.
Another blog not to miss is Getting started with the “p” talk. It unpacks why a “keep kids innocent” approach translates to “making them vulnerable”. One of those vulnerabilities is online predators. How to have the other ‘p’ talk without scaring our kids is equally important. We hope you glean what you need to prevent online porn harm in your family. If you would like a topic covered, send an inquiry.
Porn conversations don’t have to be stressful
Teachable moments raising a young and aware son
A gift the world needs: Our Kids Online
Teens’ lived reality – the fallout from porn
How to have the other ‘p’ talk without scaring kids
A regular story that never gets told
Getting started with the “p” talk
Age Verification for Pornography
Positive messages about sexuality
Looking for more?
In addition to the blog resources above, Liz Walker publishes on several other platforms. Firstly, we recommend accessing the Youth Wellbeing Project blog and Fact Sheets for families with teens. Secondly, the Essential Resources webpage is also of benefit. It provides a collation of videos, educational links and more, including a link to Critical Porn Analysis.
The Critical Porn Analysis framework moves beyond ‘porn literacy’ to critique its effect on individuals’ safety, health and wellbeing. It also considers the impacts on relationships, families, communities, and cultures. Having a broader awareness of how porn has infiltrated our communities provides the basis for targeted conversations. This knowledge helps families forward-think the importance of creating an awareness of porn harm from a young age. Above all, families who lay this groundwork will find that their emerging young adults are clear about what they will and won’t accept.
If you’re looking for hard-hitting advocacy blog updates, we suggest you check out Liz’s blog on the Liz Walker Presents website.