Porn Resilient Kids equips families for tricky conversations.

We believe that every family can be empowered to have proactive and protective conversations with their kids about sexuality, relationships and the issues related to pornography.

Through educational resources and blogs, children’s books, resource links and a closed Facebook group, Porn Resilient Kids supports parents and caregivers to facilitate conversations about pornography in the home.

Porn Resilient Kids books include Milly’s Message: protecting kids online written for ages 5-10, and Hamish and the Shadow Secret for kids aged 8-12.

FROM THE CREATOR OF PORN RESILIENT KIDS

Porn Resilient Kids is a Youth Wellbeing Project initiative under the direction of Liz Walker, an international authority on porn harms, education and advocacy, dedicated to culture-shifting initiatives that equip children & young people.

Youth Wellbeing Project provides:

  • STUDENT PRESENTATIONS
  • LEADERS & TEACHERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • PARENTS & CAREGIVERS WORKSHOPS
  • SCHOOL CURRICULUM

An initiative of Youth Wellbeing Project, IQ PROGRAMS are a whole-school educational package designed to equip educators for the task of supporting kids and teens to author their future.

COMPASS IQ and AGENCY IQ are signature programs within the IQ package, designed to safeguard kids and youth in the online and physical environments. GROWTH IQ and SUSTAIN IQ focus on personal development, relationships and holistic sexuality education – foundational skills essential for personal and relational wellbeing.

EACH IQ PROGRAM contains sequenced units that are comprised of 2-3 lesson clusters. Each unit targets topics in a way that is inclusive, current and age-appropriate.

Youth Wellbeing Project

Supporting schools and community with holistic education to build online literacy and counteract hypersexualised culture.

IQ PROGRAMS

Equipping educators for tricky conversations.

Liz Walker Presents

Learn more about Liz’s involvement in other culture-shifting initiatives that respond to pornography harms on children & young people.

About Liz Walker

Liz Walker is an international authority on porn harms, education and advocacy, dedicated to culture-shifting initiatives that equip children & young people.

Liz provides schools and community education as Managing Director of Youth Wellbeing Project: educating for tricky conversations. Initiatives include IQ PROGRAMS, a whole-school educational package designed to equip educators for the task of supporting kids and teens to author their future; and Porn Resilient Kids: equipping families for tricky conversations through children’s books and resources.

Liz also facilitates parent education in her role as Director of Health Education at Culture Reframed: the global lead in solving the public health crisis of the digital age; and is Co-Chair of Connecting to Protect: a Global Public Health Response to Address the Mental Health and Safety Consequences to Children and Young People Accessing Online Pornography.

Additionally, through co-founding the Australian registered health promotion charity eChildhood, Liz collaborated to develop a public health approach to mobilise responses that reduce the harms of pornography on children and young people, and progressed Age Verification forward in Australia.

Well-connected internationally, Liz regularly provides consultancy to government, non-profit, and professional organisations. Delivering everything from keynotes, student cohort presentations, parent workshops, and professional development throughout Australia and Internationally, Liz is also a regular contributor to media outlets. Liz provides strategies to counteract porn culture through a ‘Critical Porn Analysis’ educational response, and her work includes the children’s books: Milly’s Message and Hamish and the Shadow Secret.

Liz’s “why”

When I was six years old, I was shown a porn magazine with page after page of graphic sexual images. The scenes swirled around in my mind and gave me a wrong idea about sexual behaviours, relationships and even myself.

I often wonder if things would have been different for me, if as a six year old, I had talked to a trusted adult and asked for help. At the time however, I thought that I would get into trouble if I talked with someone. I wasn’t even sure anyone would listen or understand. How very wrong I was. As it turns out, asking for help would have been the very best thing I could have done.

Fast forward to today and troubling images can be found just about everywhere – far more graphic and harmful than what I encountered. Unfortunately, children of all ages can now be potentially exposed to hardcore, graphic porn on the Internet at the click of a button – images that their eyes were never meant to see.

My hope is that mums, dads, teachers, carers and safe grown ups everywhere will become more aware of online dangers and the impact that unsafe images have on our children’s lives. And that parents would speak with their kids BEFORE they see internet porn, so that they have the skills to know how to respond.

Milly’s Message and Hamish and the Shadow Secret have been written to inspire and facilitate educated and healthy conversation about online pornography.

The goal – to empower kids to take charge of troubling images, teach them to listen to their inner voice that helps them make safer and more positive choices, and reach out and speak with a trusted adult.

Watch the video below to learn more about my journey.