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Liz Walker

Young People Need Critical Porn Analysis; ‘Porn Literacy’ Is Not Enough

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A new conversation is happening in educational circles, with many speaking up about the need for kids and teens to become ‘porn literate’. It is increasingly evident that kids cannot cope with the onslaught of pornographic images they can openly access at the click of a button. Some kids mimic what they see in their behaviours towards others; some are traumatised when attempting to understand images their immature brains can’t process. Kids need to have protection and resources made available to them.

However, ‘Porn Literacy’ may fail to effectively address porn culture, particularly if it’s the version advocated for by UK voice Jenni Murray, Read More

A fresh new look

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Youth Wellbeing Project decided that a brand new year was all the reason we needed to morph from one season to the next and celebrate with a fresh look. Our new design compliments the logos of BODY and RELATIONSHIP IQ programs. The circle symbolises a never-ending continuum of learning about sexuality throughout life, within the context of balanced boundaries. Red remains our core colour, with differing hues representing love, light and passion. Two people connect at the heart and face-to-face: the underpinning of healthy sexuality and essential for young people to master in order to thrive in life and build healthy communities.

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

By | Pornography | One Comment
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 recent as five years ago. The proliferation of mobile devices and broadband Internet changed everything and research is struggling to keep up.

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Independent Review of ‘All of Us’ Safe Schools Resource

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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 review –  University of Western Australia), a selection of politicians, senators and Education Department Ministers and media.

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Masculinity needs a defrag!

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The future generations of men in our lives are regressing rather than progressing forward in life. Whilst the modern girl has her fair share of obstacles to overcome, particularly related to equality and violent attitudes towards women, many are excelling academically, physically and socially. At the same time, many boys seem to be left behind with lower grades at school and dysfunctional social skills. Philip Zimbardo at a recent TEDx talk, explained that “boys are 30% more likely than girls to drop out of school and are 5 times more likely to have ADHD.” Their school academic skills, mental health and emotional state are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Many types of love..

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The word love is bantered around E-V-E-R-Y D-A-Y. There’s an assumption that people know exactly what you’re talking about when you say ‘love’. And whether it’s referring to chocolate, a cultural issue, a plutonic friendship or an intimate and sexual relationship, ‘love’ is so widely used. Perhaps it would be in humanities best interest to dig a little deeper to figure out how searching for and expressing a particular love results in various outcomes.

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