Liz Walker is Managing Director of Youth Wellbeing Project: educating for tricky conversations, supporting schools and community with holistic education to counteract hypersexualised porn culture. Whether you need a presenter, professional development, curriculum to deliver in schools, or support for families – we can help. Youth Wellbeing Project presentations, programs and resources offer a positive and respectful approach to relationships and sexuality that understands the developmental stages of young people and responds to the researched harms of pornography. We provide professional and educational direction to guide children and young people to avoid the onset of risky sexual behaviours (online and offline), that may contribute to emotional, psychological, social and other health risks.
Initiatives founded and managed by Liz …
IQ PROGRAMS equip educators for the task of supporting kids and teens to author their future. Meeting child-safety, developmental and wellbeing needs, teachers receive guided narratives and comprehensive tools to help them deliver tricky conversations confidently. An initiative of Youth Wellbeing Project, IQ PROGRAMS provide students with skills to avoid and respond to online risks— and an understanding of how porn and other technologies can affect their developing brain. Students are supported with age-relevant content to cultivate their relational and sexual wellbeing, and build resilience to external cultural pressures. Developed for Australian and New Zealand schools, IQ PROGRAMS are readily adaptable for global release.
Porn Resilient Kids equip families for tricky conversations, publishing children’s books and directing parents and carers to exceptional resources to increase conversations about pornography in your home. Books include Milly’s Message: protecting kids online written for ages 5-10, and Hamish and the Shadow Secret for kids aged 8-12, and helpful links can be found on our resources page. Porn Resilient Kids also runs an active Facebook group for parents, where members have a common interest in parenting children safely in the digital world and prioritising their kids emotional well being.
Tricky Conversations Unfiltered are LIVE updates to tackle difficult topics. Liz leads the discussion on all things tricky about porn and predators related to education and online safety for kids and teens.
Find Tricky Conversations Unfiltered on the Youth Wellbeing Project YouTube Channel.
Liz is also involved with or has contributed to a number of other initiatives …
Liz Walker is Co-Chair of Connecting to Protect: A Public Health Response to Address the Mental Health and Safety Consequences to Children and Young People Accessing Online Pornography. The 2021 inaugural Global Virtual Summit: Stronger Together – A Public Health Response to Protect Children from Online Pornography is a world-first initiative to address this issue globally. Visit Connecting to Protect for information on how to be involved.
Liz Walker was Director of Health Education from March 2017 to January 2021 for Culture Reframed: the global lead in solving the public health crisis of the digital age. Founded by internationally renowned scholar and activist Dr. Gail Dines, Culture Reframed is the first health promotion effort to recognize and address pornography as the public health crisis of the digital age. This multidisciplinary team of experts and scholars helps to build the public’s capacity to deal with pervasive sexually violent online pornography. Liz’s role was focused on the design and creation of the Culture Reframed Parents Program – a complete best practice toolkit to help you raise porn-resilient kids. Access the Culture Reframed free online Parents Program now.
Liz Walker co-founded eChildhood in 2017, the only not-for-profit organisation in Australia to adopt and mobilise a public health response to address pornography impacts for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Through to March 2020, Liz’s key focusses included progressing Age Verification forward in Australia through advocacy and researched government submissions; and collaborating to develop a public health approach to mobilise responses that reduce the harms of pornography on children and young people. eChildhood believes that every child in Australia deserves a porn free childhood.
If we truly want safety and authentic relationships for our kids, we cannot ignore mainstream pornography…
”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