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Liz Walker

Top parent concerns
September 19, 2016

Tips for sharing pics

Sharing pictures. Parents finding joy in sharing every memorable moment of their children on Facebook. Sharing nudes. Sexting is the hot topic of our time. Teens (and adults) swept into a culture that normalises self-exploitation, voyeurism and exhibitionism. One of these things is not like the other. Or maybe it is...…
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Sexuality
July 14, 2016

#11 – How much evidence is enough when it comes to porn, children and harm?

What’s all the fuss about? I mean, really, does porn harm children? Does stumbling across a few nudes really impact a child and their understanding of the world? And if it does harm them, where’s the evidence? Kids now live in a culture that is significantly different to even as…
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Sexuality
July 13, 2016

#10 – Turning the tide on porn for the sake of our children

In December 2013, I had perhaps what may be the biggest professional showdown of my career. I was involved in an initiative that upset a particular 'professional body'. I was scolded and told in no uncertain terms that “Regardless of whatever research is presented on the purported harms of pornography,…
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Sexuality
May 26, 2016

Why ‘sexualisation’ needs to stop being hijacked by ‘Safe Schools’ dialogue

There’s a disturbing trend happening of late and I’m not sure if it’s birthed out of ignorance or fear, but either way, it’s time to challenge the dialogue. I've seen the misuse of questions about ‘Safe Schools’ happen during Q & A at the Pornography and Harms to Children and Young…
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Sexuality
May 17, 2016

Young guys use a tally board for scoring hook ups

I was at a conference recently and walked past someone with tattoos all over who was sitting alone. A really good friend of mine who is also covered from head to toe recently shared that people avoid her in public spaces because she's too 'scary'. Given she's an altogether incredibly amazing woman,…
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Impacts of pornPodcasts
April 7, 2016

#9 – What can parents do about porn?

On Tuesday April 5, Exploring Teens asked the question: Is this normal teenage behaviour? At their very first Q & A parents forum, 7 experts in their field ranging from psychologists to youth motivational speakers, informed and empowered parents. It was a brilliant night and the organisers are to be…
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The hypocrisies of Porn hub
Impacts of porn
March 24, 2016

#8 – Inappropriate for adults but free & easy for kids

In addressing the Senate Inquiry: Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet, myself and Master of Sexology student Hilary Key, put together an exceptionally well crafted and extensive submission on behalf of Youth Wellbeing Project. It was well received. In part. The irony of our submission was that 3 pages…
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Sexuality
March 9, 2016

Independent Review of ‘All of Us’

At the request of many people I am in contact with, I have taken the time to review the Safe Schools Coalition All of Us Curriculum. The research that I present and the resulting reservations I have regarding this schools resource has been forwarded to Emeritus Professor Bill Louden (conducting the formal…
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Impacts of porn
January 30, 2016

#7 – Is free porn destroying our brains?

In October last year I was involved in the filming of a documentary highlighting the harms of pornography on the brain. It's essential this is acknowledged as an issue. Unfortunately, I'm hearing some very dismissive advice from untrained professionals when teens express concern. For instance, recently I reviewed the chat…
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