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Talking to your Teen about Porn
(Featured resource)This resource aims to give parents the facts about porn and prepare them to engage in a conversation with their child about pornography. Talking about porn can seem daunting and off putting but it is important to raise your child with a strong understanding of sexual relationships and they won’t get that education from pornography.
Children and young people are now able to access porn online very easily. Whether by accident – website pop ups and misleading links, or because they are actively looking, it’s important for us to help young people understand the impact porn can have on them and their relationships.
It’s Time We Talked
If your child has access to a mobile phone, laptop, tablet or any other internet-enabled device – or if they have any friends or siblings that do – then it is very likely that they will see pornography, even if they never seek it out. They may even make their own pornography – because they’d like to or because they are pressure to do so by a partner or peers. This website is designed to help parents who might be worried about their children watching pornography.
Worried about your Child and Online Porn?
It’s no secret that pornography is readily available online. Should you be worried about your children accessing it? Many parents worry about online porn – its easy availability, the nature of the content, and the effects it can have on young people. The good news is that, despite the worrying picture, there are things that parents can do to make all the difference.
Sexting, Banter & Porn
In this video, you hear testimonies of young people who told their stories to the first parliamentary inquiry into sexual harassment in schools. This video talks about everything from young people’s experiences of sexting, so called banter and pornography. The report itself and this video highlights failings to support students who are being sexually harassed in schools.
Talking to your Kids about Pornography
This tip sheet aims to help parents talk to their children about pornography. It contains important steps to opening a dialogue about porn with young people. It states that you should start talking to kids at a young age about sexualised images through to establishing clear rules about visiting pornographic sites.