SEXUALITY EDUCATOR - SPEAKER - AUTHOR
‘PORN HARMS KIDS’ is a grass-roots campaign which aims to draw attention to the issue of exposure of children and young people to pornography in Australia.
It further aims to mobilize researchers, child development experts, youth welfare authorities, the medical profession, social and public policy sectors, campaigners and members of the community including schools and parents, to work toward a comprehensive solution.
The ground-breaking Australia’s first symposium ‘Pornography and Harms to Children and Young People’ held at UNSW on Feb 9, 2016 highlighted seven key points that need urgent attention in order to address the public health crisis caused by pornography. Find out what the seven key points are and add your name to the movement.
For a long time there has been huge resistance to having a decent conversation about the harms of pornography without being branded a prude for not embracing it. For instance, in the past, I’ve been told I’m ‘erotophobic’ (have a fear of anything erotic – best not tell my husband that!); and that I’m ‘potentially distributing anti-porn propaganda’ to teenagers. Let that sit with you for a minute… If discussing porn with teens is not anti, does that mean it’s supposed to be a pro-porn conversation? Hmmmm… If the answer isn’t clear-cut for you, maybe come back to this question at the end of this blog series.
Anti-porn SEX-POSITIVE whole-person centred approach
Voice for Change
Liz Walker is an exceptional communicator who incorporates international research and personal insight to bring understanding around the impact of pornography on child & teen relational and sexual development. A regular contributor to media and self-help outlets, she assists parents, educators and teens to challenge porn culture and embrace a holistic balance to sexuality. Liz has incredible insight into what conversations are needed. She brings pearls of wisdom straight to parents through the Sexuality Reflections blog, and writes for young women about relationships through Bella Mag. You can support Liz in her advocacy work through the Voice for Change Campaign.
#11 – How much evidence is enough when it comes to porn, children and harm?
If there ever comes a time when the women of the world come together purely for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.Matthew Arnold, Nineteenth-Century British Poet and Philosopher