Blog Updates
Blog Updates
Blog Updates
Kids learning to navigate the online world need help 

Blog updates to empower families

In addition to preventing online porn harm through educational books, curricula and workshops, families and educators need help comprehending the magnitude of this issue. For example, accessing information and sound advice through blogs, documentaries, and research-based fact sheets cannot be underestimated. 

A helpful place to start with these blog updates is Positive sexuality messages. This covers seven guiding ideas to help you “skill up” to assist kids in developing a positive approach to sexuality. Above all, this update emphasises the importance of balancing education about porn impacts with the flip side, healthy relationships.

Another blog not to miss is Getting started with the “p” talk. It unpacks why a “keep kids innocent” approach translates to “making them vulnerable”. One of those vulnerabilities is online predators. How to have the other ‘p’ talk without scaring our kids is equally important. We hope you glean what you need to prevent online porn harm in your family. If you would like a topic covered, send an inquiry. 

Not my kid - a risky mantraPreventionProtection
July 24, 2020

“Not my kid” – a risky mantra

When it comes to children, the issue of online safety raises many responses from parents, but the most frequent is "not my kid". The sad reality is that no child is immune to the ways that the online world exposes them to dangers. It would be wonderful to think otherwise,…
Equipping Kids
June 13, 2020

Porn conversations don’t have to be stressful

Porn conversations don't have to be stressful. This guest post is from a mum who started foundational chats when her kids were young, very matter-of-fact with her approach. We hope you are inspired by this story and find the courage to have porn conversations early, helping you to raise porn…
Teachable moments raising a porn resilient sonEquipping TeensPrevention
June 7, 2020

Teachable moments raising a porn resilient son

Teachable moments are golden opportunities for parents. We champion this mum who shares her story about raising a porn resilient son and preventing porn harms through teachable moments! Parenting can be a tough gig—we all need hope and encouragement to raise porn resilient kids.I am known for being a planner,…
Prevention
April 18, 2020

A gift the world needs: Our Kids Online

Our Kids Online is a gift. A gift to parents—if they heed the warnings and act accordingly. A gift to the kids of parents who watch it—if more boundaries and protections are implemented, and open, honest conversations result. A gift to society—if it wakes us from the haze of denial…
Equipping Teens
April 6, 2020

Teens’ lived reality – the fallout from porn

  “When I sat down to talk with 16-year-old high school junior Sam about his exposure to pornography in public schools, the first word he used to describe it was “normal.” This statement is taken from an interview with a high school student in March this year. Pornography is part…
PreventionProtection
March 22, 2020

How to have the other ‘p’ talk without scaring our kids

Predators are everywhere online, but more prevalent on platforms that attract children such as games and social media. Unfortunately, we can be guaranteed they will be on the prowl for children alone on their devices during this unprecedented global pandemic. According to the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE),…
PreventionProtection
March 15, 2020

A regular story that never gets told

The following story has been shared with us by a follower. It’s a true story, but names and identifying details have been changed. The mum who has written this story has one goal: to help other parents understand exactly why keeping kids safe online is so important, and why we…
Equipping Kids
March 3, 2020

Getting started with the “p” talk

Countless parents are daunted by the thought of having conversations about sex or porn with their younger children, and it’s completely normal to be anxious about the “p” word if you are starting from scratch. Unfortunately with the proliferation of online porn, kids are showing other kids hardcore violent porn…
PreventionProtection
September 26, 2019

Age Verification for Pornogaphy

Age verification for pornography access is a child-protection measure rather than an attempt to spoil anyone’s fun or stop sexual exploration. The authors of this post, The Reward Foundation, say that quite simply porn is not for kids—we wholeheartedly agree. There is a wide range of research evidence both causal…
Equipping Kids
August 26, 2019

Positive sexuality messages

Robust sexuality education for kids is essential. A phrase used by Porn Resilient Kids frequently is: “eight is too late”. The reality is, if you haven’t spoken to your child about sex by the age of eight, their peers or internet porn will likely be educating them on your behalf.…

Looking for more?

In addition to the blog resources above, Liz Walker publishes on several other platforms. Firstly, we recommend accessing the Youth Wellbeing Project blog and Fact Sheets for families with teens. Secondly, the Essential Resources webpage is also of benefit. It provides a collation of videos, educational links and more, including a link to Critical Porn Analysis

The Critical Porn Analysis framework moves beyond ‘porn literacy’ to critique its effect on individuals’ safety, health and wellbeing. It also considers the impacts on relationships, families, communities, and cultures. Having a broader awareness of how porn has infiltrated our communities provides the basis for targeted conversations. This knowledge helps families forward-think the importance of creating an awareness of porn harm from a young age. Above all, families who lay this groundwork will find that their emerging young adults are clear about what they will and won’t accept.

If you’re looking for hard-hitting advocacy blog updates, we suggest you check out Liz’s blog on the Liz Walker Presents website.