Porn Harms Kids believes that in order to successfully address the impacts of pornography, we need to take action in three areas: Prevent - Equip - Restore. The best way to equip yourself, children and teens, and community, is through education. For parents of teens, these resources include:
INFO FOR PARENTS
- Parents of Teens by Culture Reframed. This page offers tips for regular communication, identifying warning signs, links for teens struggling with pornography, educational videos, a Pornography Fact File on Mental Health & addiction, plus more.
- 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.
- Complete Parents Program by Culture Reframed – coming soon.
- Is free pornography destroying our brains - a good video resource for parents to watch with young people.
- eSafety iParent - sections for parents of teens include 6 Strategies for when your child accidentally finds pornography; what to do when someone shows your child pornography; and talking to teens about pornography.
- Parenting One Click Ahead of Porn free eBook by Liz Walker.
- 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 Reality and Risk.
- Educate and Empower Kids provides resources to parents and caregivers to encourage connection and healthy relationships through love, communication, education and empowerment.
- Collective Shout is 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.
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.
REPORTING PORNOGRAPHIC CONTENT
- eSafety office for reporting offensive or illegal content in Australia.
- Netsafe to make a complaint about content that you think is objectionable in New Zealand.
Know of resources suitable for parents of teens that address pornography? Please let us know.