Below we have provided suggestions for filters, apps and recovery resources. These independent platforms are separate to Youth Wellbeing Project and provided for informational purposes only. We recommend that users of our site investigate the right platform(s) for you and your family.

Youth may find assistance through the support of school wellbeing teams or community counsellors/psychologists. In Australia, Kids Helpline is available for anyone up to the age of 25 years, and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner helps Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online.

Filters and apps
Online Recovery Programs and Forums
Accountability Platforms
Support Groups & Counselling
Find a Sex Addiction Therapist or Support for Partners
Books
Get Informed
Counsellor & Therapist Links

Filters and Apps

Safe Surfer – COMPLETE 24/7 PROTECTION. Protect all devices connected to your Home WiFi and your mobile devices with Safe Surfer.

Circle – manage all your family’s connected devices—wherever they are, wherever they go.

KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE IN CYBERSPACE
Kidlogger Parental Control is an effective free app for monitoring any device based on Windows, Android, Mac. Keep your children safe and get to know with whom he or she communicates in Internet, how long do the play computer games and how much time spend in webspace. Using KidLogger will help you block apps; schedule access to games; track phone coordinates, read SMS and many more.

Qustodio offers free and paid plans for a parental control app designed to supervise, manage, and protect your child’s device use on the go!

Addicted to porn?

Reboot your brain. Reboot your life.
Brainbuddy rewires your brain, helping you create healthy new synaptic pathways that free you from porn addiction. Forever.

XBlock Porn Blocker – Block Porn on your iPhone and iPad. Safe Browsing in Safari by Blocking Millions of Porn Sites and Filtering Explicit Content. Only on iOS. COST – $46.99 AUD

Product Review: Protective Software Programs for Recovering Sex and Love Addicts – a collection of recommended resources provided by addiction and mental health expert, Robert Weiss.

Online Recovery Programs and Forums

Fortify Program is designed to equip individuals struggling with compulsive pornography use – young and old – with tools, education and community to assist them in reaching lasting freedom. Their mission is to help spark an uprising of people tired of porn messing with their lives – and ready for something far better. The perfect tool help change behaviour – free for youth aged 13-17. Affordable for those aged 18 and over.

Reboot Nation help people reboot their brains with encouragement and education. Reboot is a complete rest from artificial sexual stimulation (i.e. pornography). They are a community of people who have discovered the negative effects of pornography. If you or loved ones struggle with porn addiction and/or porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, this place may be for you!

NoFap® is a comprehensive sexual health platform. They’re here to help you quit porn, improve your relationships, and reach your sexual health goals. Science-based, secular, and sex-positive.

Reddit NoFap: Partake in the ultimate challenge. This is a web community that hosts challenges in which users (“Fapstronauts”) abstain from pornography and masturbation for a period of time (“fapstinence” or “rebooting”). Whether your goal is casual participation in a monthly challenge as a test of self-control, or whether excessive masturbation or pornography has become a problem in your life and you want to quit for a longer period of time, you will find a supportive community and plenty of resources.

Emergency NoFap App

Universal Man is about becoming the man that you admire. They support men to quit porn and go on a pathway to masculine transformation.

30 DAY  PORN ADDICTION PROGRAM – designed to get you started on your porn-free journey. It is 100% online which can be accessed anywhere in the world, at any time. It is jam-packed with support, training and education around how men heal through sex and intimacy, and how to kick the habit for good.

Your Brain Rebalanced is a forum for overcoming Pornography Addiction and Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction

Accountability Platforms

Although people from all backgrounds may benefit, Accountability Platforms are commonly used in faith-based settings. Covenant Eyes, X3 Watch,  X3groups and X3pure are designed by Christian-led organisations. Other churches-specific resources can be found here.

Covenant Eyes – Beat Porn. Together. Designed to help you and those you love live free from pornography through the power of screen accountability.

X3 Watch – internet accountability for men and women who want to live porn-free.

X3groups – online small groups for men or women that meet at the same time every week. These groups are led by trained men and women who will help you find freedom, accountability and community.

X3Pure – 30-Day online workshops ~ an Online Video Course Designed To Help Consumers Discover Freedom, Find Healing, Rebuild Confidence and Live a Joy-Filled, Satisfying Life Together. For the spouse. The pastor. The friend. The parent. Or maybe the man who wants to regain control of his life.

Support Groups & Counselling

Daily Strength Sex / Pornography Addiction Support Group
Sexual addiction, also sometimes called sexual compulsion, is a form of psychological addiction to sexual intercourse and other sexual behavior.

Addicted to Internet Porn provides a free book, videos, and articles. One-On-One Phone/Video Coaching Sessions and Custom Coaching Plans are available.

rTribe – Live connected. Feel better. Online counseling, coaching, and healing in community.

Forest Benedict is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). He is also the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery (2017). His private practice is 100% online, serving women and men throughout California. Coaching services are available worldwide as well.

The Life After Lust online program is for individuals serious about embarking on their heroic journey of recovery from sexual addiction. With a respected expert as your guide, this powerful program provides a structured, effective, and confidential recovery experience.

Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center. Is your partner cheating on you? Do you suspect chronic infidelity has ravaged your relationship? If you fear you’re losing your partner to sex addiction, porn addiction, strip clubs, webcam sex, escort services, fetish sites, massage parlors, hookup apps or married cheater sites, then we know how devastated you probably are. Or maybe he’s in recovery and you’re tired of being called a codependent instead of the betrayal trauma survivor you are. Partners of Sex Addicts Resource Center provides support.

Books

Get Informed

It’s often the case that when people educate themselves about the extensive harms of pornography, they find it much easier to not consume it.

Culture Reframed is the first organization to recognize and address hypersexualized media and pornography as “the public health crisis of the digital age.” Founded by internationally renowned scholar and activist Dr. Gail Dines, Culture Reframed is comprised by a multidisciplinary team of experts and scholars helping to build the public’s capacity to deal with mainstream hardcore online pornography.

Curious about the latest research on internet porn’s effects? Wondering about sexual dysfunction? Escalation to extreme material? Low desire for partnered sex? Social anxiety, cognitive problems, lack of motivation? Your Brain on Porn may have the information you’re looking for.

eChildhood is an Australian registered health promotion charity working towards Australia being a place where kids can grow up without unrestricted access to graphic, violent online pornography and sexual exploitation material on the internet. eChildhood wants a safer digital future for our children—achieved through coordinated legislation, policy, digital, education, and therapeutic solutions that recognise and respond to the ways that porn harms kids.

The Light Project is a charitable trust founded in 2017 by a small team of sexual and public health experts. The project is a pilot project that aims to help youth, their whānau, schools and wider communities to positively navigate the new porn landscape in Aotearoa (New Zealand).

The Reward Foundation are a key source of evidence-based information about love relationships and the various risks of watching too much pornography.

Fight the New Drug – a non-religious and non-legislative organization that exists to provide individuals the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

Counsellor & Therapist Links

The following links may be helpful for training and development in sexual health and addiction-related therapeutic responses.

ICD-11 (International Classifications for Diseases) – 6C72 Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder (a definition that encompasses porn addiction).

The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists – Your Trusted Source For Transcending Sexual Betrayal. PSATS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional training and certification, public education and research.

The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health ( SASH ) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sexual health and addressing the escalating consequences of problematic sexual behaviors affecting individuals, families and communities.

Christian Sex Addiction Specialists International ~ Advanced Sex Addiction and Partner Trauma Learning Developed from a Christian Perspective

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) ~ Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP®) certification