The Pornography Problem Plaguing Parents In The Digital Age
// Access to watch a replay of an online masterclass with unlimited replay access (so you can pause and play when it suits you) and share it with your partner, grandparents or other carers in your child’s or teen's life;
// Q+A- where I answer parents' questions about kids, teens & pornography;
// A PDF summary sheet with the key points and strategies covered in the masterclass, plus scripts to help you talk to your kids about pornography in healthy, age-appropriate ways (so you can cringe a little less);
Children and teens are regularly accessing online pornography.
It’s one of the biggest and most worrying problems facing parents in the digital age...and it’s not going away.
Sadly, it’s no longer a matter of if but when your child or teen will be exposed to pornography. But whether they accidentally or intentionally stumble across pornography, the consequences can be devastating for young people.
In 2018, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner conducted a survey of parental attitudes and found that:
- 9% of parents believe educating their children about pornography is essential, as their potential exposure is highly likely, and;
- 77% of parents see themselves as responsible for providing this education in the home
But while these stats seem somewhat reassuring, the survey also found that:
- less than half of the parents surveyed reported having actually spoken to their children about pornography at all!
We must not shy away from these issues. We have to learn what to say and how to talk about this stuff with our kids.
That’s why I’ve developed a special online masterclass
The Pornography Problem Plaguing Parents
This online training provides parents, carers and educators with research-based information about online pornography. You’ll learn practical strategies to help tackle this tricky topic with confidence and minimise the chances of your children encountering or being harmed by cyberporn.
In this online masterclass you’ll learn:
// Surprising ways kids can intentionally (and inadvertently) access pornography on their devices. Sadly, they now have pornography in their pocket, with some kids even reporting it’s actually harder to avoid pornography than to access it!
// The age kids are now accessing pornography. WARNING: The average age of first exposure will SHOCK you! That’s why I’m suggesting this masterclass is for parents of children aged 5-16 years.
// How you can prevent or reduce the risk of your kids/teens being exposed to pornography. Simple and realistic strategies to reduce the likelihood that your child can access pornography (and no, they don’t involve digital amputation).
// When and how to start talking to your kids about pornography in healthy and age-appropriate ways. How to maintain your child’s innocence, yet still give them all the info they need. I’ll give you scripts and conversation starters you can use with your kids at different ages (that won’t make you or them cringe) so you can stop avoiding the topic.
// Why kids and teens watch pornography (if they’re intentionally accessing it). The underlying reasons and latest research explaining why kids are drawn to these explicit materials - and what you can do to curb their interest and redirect their attention.
// The problems associated with kids and teens accessing pornography (including imitation, physical and mental health consequences, exposure to violence, altered sexual behaviours and attitudes and addiction concerns). This will be uncomfortable to hear but it’s essential that you do hear it as so much of this can be prevented.
// What you can do if your child has seen pornography. I’ll arm you with solid strategies and simple scripts for the best ways to respond (so you can tackle the topic with more confidence and a lot less cringe).
I’m Dr Kristy Goodwin, a former teacher, lecturer at Macquarie and Notre Dame Universities, author and digital health and wellbeing expert and a mum of three boys (who worries immensely about pornography). I translate the research and science into practical and realistic advice for parents, educators and health professionals about the pornography epidemic we’re confronting. I’ll arm you with facts, not fears, about pornography so you feel equipped to navigate this digital terrain, without the grief and guesswork.
The live masterclass will go for approximately 75 minutes, followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions for around 15 minutes (you can do this either via a chat function on the webinar if you attend live or by pre-submitting questions on a form prior to the webinar). All webinar registrants will be sent a link to access the replay (with no time restriction on when or for how long you can access it) along with a PDF summarising key points as well as the scripts you need to tackle this topic.
Why an online masterclass?
Delivered in a super convenient online format, parents can learn in their lounge rooms!
As a mum and someone who delivers a LOT of parent seminars around the country, I understand, first-hand, the time and expense associated with attending live events in the evening (I know! Who can be bothered wearing more than PJs and ugg boots at night?).
Organising your partner or a babysitter and travelling across town can make attending in-person seminars tricky (and terribly expensive). But with a webinar, you get to start and finish (and even pause if you need to). A seminar in your lounge room, with a cup of your favourite beverage in hand, wearing your PJ pants and ugg boots - it couldn’t be easier.