Young and Aware offer suggestions for filters, apps and recovery resources. These independent platforms are provided for informational purposes only; however, we are not affiliated with these sites. Importantly, we recommend that families investigate the right platform(s) for you and your children. 

Remember, filters alone are not enough – it’s not a matter of if your child sees porn, but when.

Families can often find assistance for their young harmed by porn through the support of school wellbeing teams or community counsellors and psychologists. In Australia, Kids Helpline is available for anyone up to the age of 25 years, and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner helps Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online.

Filters and apps
Online Recovery Programs and Forums
Accountability Platforms
Counselling and Support Groups
Find a Sex Addiction Therapist or Support for Partners
Counsellor and Therapist Training Links
Addiction research and therapeutic tools

Filters and Apps

Safe Surfer – COMPLETE 24/7 PROTECTION. Protect all devices connected to your Home WiFi and your mobile devices with Safe Surfer.

Circle – manage all your family’s connected devices—wherever they are, wherever they go.

Kidlogger Parental Control is an effective free app for monitoring any device based on Windows, Android, Mac. Keep your children safe and get to know with whom he or she communicates in Internet, how long do the play computer games and how much time spend in webspace. Using KidLogger will help you block apps; schedule access to games; track phone coordinates, read SMS and many more.

Qustodio offers free and paid plans for a parental control app designed to supervise, manage, and protect your child’s device use on the go!

Addicted To Porn?

Reboot your brain. Reboot your life.
Brainbuddy rewires your brain, helping you create healthy new synaptic pathways that free you from porn addiction. Forever.

XBlock Porn Blocker – Block Porn on your iPhone and iPad. Safe Browsing in Safari by Blocking Millions of Porn Sites and Filtering Explicit Content. Only on iOS. COST – $46.99 AUD

Product Review: Protective Software Programs for Recovering Sex and Love Addicts – a collection of recommended resources provided by addiction and mental health expert, Robert Weiss.

Online Recovery Programs and Forums

Fortify Program is designed to equip individuals struggling with compulsive pornography use – young and old – with tools, education and community to assist them in reaching lasting freedom. Their mission is to help spark an uprising of people tired of porn messing with their lives – and ready for something far better. The perfect tool to help change behaviour – free version available.

Reboot Nation help people reboot their brains with encouragement and education. Reboot is a complete rest from artificial sexual stimulation (i.e. pornography). They are a community of people who have discovered the negative effects of pornography. If you or loved ones struggle with porn addiction and/or porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, this place may be for you!

NoFap® is a comprehensive sexual health platform. They’re here to help you quit porn, improve your relationships, and reach your sexual health goals. Science-based, secular, and sex-positive.

Reddit NoFap: Partake in the ultimate challenge. This is a web community that hosts challenges in which users (“Fapstronauts”) abstain from pornography and masturbation for a period of time (“fapstinence” or “rebooting”). Whether your goal is casual participation in a monthly challenge as a test of self-control, or whether excessive masturbation or pornography has become a problem in your life and you want to quit for a longer period of time, you will find a supportive community and plenty of resources.

Emergency NoFap App

Universal Man is about becoming the man that you admire. They support men to quit porn and go on a pathway to masculine transformation.

Your Brain Rebalanced is a forum for overcoming Pornography Addiction and Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction

Accountability Platforms

Although people from all backgrounds may benefit, Accountability Platforms are commonly used in faith-based settings. Covenant Eyes, X3 Watch,  X3groups and X3pure are designed by Christian-led organisations. Other churches-specific resources can be found here.

Covenant Eyes – Beat Porn. Together. Designed to help you and those you love live free from pornography through the power of screen accountability.

X3Pure – 30-Day online workshops ~ an Online Video Course Designed To Help Consumers Discover Freedom, Find Healing, Rebuild Confidence and Live a Joy-Filled, Satisfying Life Together. For the spouse. The pastor. The friend. The parent. Or maybe the man who wants to regain control of his life.

Counselling and Support Groups

For targeted information to intervene with children and young people displaying compulsive sexual behaviours, we recommend accessing Intervention & Recovery, a free program provided by Culture Reframed. The topics included in this resource are: What are the Warning Signs for Kids?; What are the Warning Signs for Teens?; Developing a Strategy; and, Finding a Clinician.

Daily Strength Sex / Pornography Addiction Support Group
Sexual addiction, also sometimes called sexual compulsion, is a form of psychological addiction to sexual intercourse and other sexual behavior.

Addicted to Internet Porn provides a free book, videos, and articles. One-On-One Phone/Video Coaching Sessions and Custom Coaching Plans are available.

rTribe – Live connected. Feel better. Online counselling, coaching, and healing in the community.

Forest Benedict is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). He is also the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery (2017). His private practice is 100% online–coaching services are available worldwide.

Integrated Men’s Health specialises in sexual healthporn addictionmental health and sexual abuse. It is a place where you can find answers and solutions for every day issues, where the focus is on healing you naturally through alternative therapies. A safe and inviting place to discuss the “big stuff”, where knowledge and skills empower men and allow you to connect to who you are and where you want to be. There is no judgement. Located in Melbourne, Australia, but treating men all over the world.

Find a Sex Addiction Therapist or Support for Partners

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center. Is your partner cheating on you? Do you suspect chronic infidelity has ravaged your relationship? If you fear you’re losing your partner to sex addiction, porn addiction, strip clubs, webcam sex, escort services, fetish sites, massage parlors, hookup apps or married cheater sites, then we know how devastated you probably are. Or maybe he’s in recovery and you’re tired of being called a codependent instead of the betrayal trauma survivor you are. Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center provides support.

Counsellor and Therapist Training Links

The following links may be helpful for training and development in sexual health and addiction-related therapeutic responses.

ICD-11 (International Classifications for Diseases) – 6C72 Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder (a definition that encompasses porn addiction).

The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists – Your Trusted Source For Transcending Sexual Betrayal. PSATS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional training and certification, public education and research.

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) ~ Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP®) certification