Blog Updates
Blog Updates
Blog Updates
Kids learning to navigate the online world need help 

Blog updates to empower families

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. 

Not my kid - a risky mantraPreventionProtection
July 24, 2020

“Not my kid” – a risky mantra

Online safety raises many responses from parents, but the most frequent is “not my kid”. The sad reality is that no child is immune to how the online world exposes them to dangers. It would be wonderful to think otherwise, but it is simply not the case. Regardless of how…
Equipping Kids
June 13, 2020

Porn conversations don’t have to be stressful

Porn conversations don't have to be stressful. This guest post is from a mum who started foundational chats when her kids were young. Much of her success can be attributed to her very matter of fact approach. We hope you are inspired by this story and find the courage to…
Teachable moments raising a porn resilient sonEquipping TeensPrevention
June 7, 2020

Teachable moments raising a young and aware son

Teachable moments are golden opportunities for parents. We champion this mum who shares her story about raising a young and aware son and preventing porn harm through teachable moments! Parenting can be a tough gig—we all need hope and encouragement to raise young and aware kids.I am known for being…
April 18, 2020

A gift the world needs: Our Kids Online

Our Kids Online is a gift. A gift to parents—if they heed the warnings and act accordingly. A gift to the kids of parents who watch it—if more boundaries and protections are implemented, and open, honest conversations result. A gift to society—if it wakes us from the haze of denial…
Equipping Teens
April 6, 2020

Teens’ lived reality – the fallout from porn

Pornography is part of our teens’ lived reality, and many see it as “normal”. It is intertwined with their daily lives in one way or another. This is hugely concerning given that exposure and continued access to porn have well documented detrimental effects. “When I sat down to talk with…
March 22, 2020

How to have the other ‘p’ talk without scaring kids

It's essential to know how to have the other ‘p’ talk without scaring kids. Predators are everywhere online, but more prevalent on platforms that attract children such as games and social media. Unfortunately, we can be guaranteed they will be on the prowl for children alone on their devices during…
March 15, 2020

A regular story that never gets told

The mum who has written this story has one goal: to help other parents understand exactly why keeping kids safe online is so important, and why we can never afford to be complacent. The following story has been shared with us by a follower. It’s a true story, but names…
Equipping Kids
March 3, 2020

Getting started with the “p” talk

Getting started with the "p" talk doesn't have to be difficult. Yet countless parents are daunted by the thought of having conversations about sex or porn with their younger children. It’s completely normal to be anxious about the “p” word if you are starting from scratch. However, just be sure…
September 26, 2019

Age Verification for Pornography

Age verification for pornography access is a child-protection measure rather than an attempt to spoil anyone’s fun or stop sexual exploration. The authors of this post, The Reward Foundation, say that quite simply porn is not for kids—we wholeheartedly agree. There is a wide range of research evidence both causal…
Equipping Kids
August 26, 2019

Positive messages about sexuality

Positive messages about sexuality and robust education for kids are essential. A phrase used by Young and Aware frequently is: “eight is too late”. The reality is, if you haven’t spoken to your child about sex by the age of eight, their peers or internet porn will likely be educating…

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.