Resources for parents re pornography


The resources provided below are intended to help parents and carers protect children from pornography and its harmful effects.

Events

Over 18: Parent forum and documentary screening

The Archdiocesan Marriage & Family Office and St Edmund’s College are hosting a free Parent Forum and Documentary Screening, 6-8pm Thursday 18th October to help raise parental awareness about the nature of the pornographic content that children are accessing or stumbling across online and the effect it is having on their mental health and wellbeing. Parents will receive a free resource pack from Perimeter Guardian with tips and advice about how to speak calmly and confidently with your children about this issue and how to make them as safe as possible online. Bookings are essential at http://bit.ly/over18doco. Enquiries lara.kirk@cg.org.au 0429 192 869. 
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PDFs to print off

 

Websites

Protect Young Minds

Helping parents to teach their children about the dangers of pornography. Our mission is to empower parents, professionals and community leaders to protect young kids from pornography, and promote healing from any sexual exploitation. >> Read more

 

eChildhood

eChildhood is a registered health promotion charity dedicated to mobilising responses that reduce the harmful effects of pornography on children and young people. >> Read more
 

 

Culture Reframed

Research-driven education to prevent, resist, and heal the harms of violent mainstream pornography and hyper-sexualized pop culture>> Read more
 

 

iParent

Learn about the digital environment and how to help your child have safe and enjoyable online experiences. >> Read more
 

 

Podcast

How to speak to your kids about porn

In this podcast Dr. Robyn Silverman speaks with Gail Dines about talking to kids about porn; addressing the important and sometimes difficult questions. >> Read more

 

Books

Good Pictures Bad Pictures

Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids
Available in Australia for $20 from https://families.org.au/shop
This read-aloud book is a comfortable way to discuss a difficult topic. It teaches kids what pornography is, why it’s harmful, and how to reject it. To stay safe in the digital age, kids must install an internal filter. Good Pictures Bad Pictures shows them how! Great for ages 7-11. >> Read more

 

Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.

A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds
Today’s young children have unprecedented access to the internet, and they deserve to be armed early against its dangers. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. is a comfortable, effective way to empower kids ages 3-6 with their first internal filter! >> Read more

 

 

Videos

How to Talk to Kids About Porn Part 1 (7 minute video)

It may seem inappropriate to talk to your children about porn before adolescence, but—with the way our culture is today—if parents don’t educate their young children about what’s wrong with porn, many others will likely tell them there’s nothing wrong with it and they’ll be likely to believe it. Without proper guidance, our children are in danger of absorbing a twisted understanding of their sexuality and that of others. Matt Fradd offers some tips and resources to help our children avoid that end. >> Read more

 

How to Talk to Kids About Porn Part 2 (7 minute video)

If your kids have open access to the internet, they have access to porn. What can we, as parents and guardians, do to protect our kids from seeing porn, and if it’s too late, how should we talk to our kids about what they’ve seen? >> Read more
 

 

Related Articles

The problem with pornography

The problem with pornography is that it has a negative effect on many peoples’ lives including the user. >> Read more

 

The Impact of Pornography on Children

The American College of Paediatricians published a strong position statement: The Impact of Pornography on Children. They’re worried about the negative effects of pornography on a generation of kids who have easy access to free internet pornography. >> Read more