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What does it
mean to…


Young people

Seeing porn might seem normal. But what does porn say? Who makes it and why? And what does it all mean for you?



What do parents need to know about porn? How can you support your child in this new reality of pervasive porn?



Pornography has become an issue schools can’t afford to ignore. How can your school equip students for healthy, safe and respectful relationships in the 21st century?


Community organisations

What does the mainstreaming of porn mean for your organisation? How can you support young people, parents and schools to address porn’s influence?

It’s time we talked about sexual strangulation

This dangerous practice, often promoted in mainstream pornography, has now found its way into many young people’s sexual expectations and experiences. It’s time we talked about this issue and helped young people to understand that there is no safe way to strangle.

It’s time we talked is currently developing a campaign about strangulation. If you’d like to stay informed about the progress of the campaign, please register your interest here.

The mainstreaming of pornography

* Our Watch 2020, Pornography, young people and preventing violence against women, Our Watch, Melbourne.

** Office of Film and Literature Classification 2019, Breaking Down Porn: A Classification Office analysis of commonly viewed pornography in NZ, Office of Film and Literature Classification, Wellington.

*** Similar Web, https://www.similarweb.com/top-websites/, accessed 17 June 2020.

Our Watch has released an important new report about pornography, young people, and preventing violence against women, with results from their survey with almost 2,000 Australian young people.

Our Watch: Pornography, Young People and Preventing Violence against Women background paper

Pornography is now the most prominent sexuality educator for many young people. Most young people discover porn well before they encounter sex – perhaps even before they have kissed or held a partner.

It’s time we talked (formerly Reality & Risk) is a violence prevention project that supports young people, parents, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of pornography.

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