Welcome to NEW GEN RISING!



The aim of NEW GEN RISING is to explore the impact of pornography and porn culture on young people, and equip and empower you to make healthy and sustainable choices for your relationships and future. The goal is to promote ‘Shame free, fear free awareness.’

Below we have provided a few suggestions for filters, apps and recovery programs. Searching for a porn addiction forum online can also help – some people find that joining a community of other porn users trying to quit can be encouraging (join a subthread of similar-aged young people and there’s often subthreads for Christians). Plus, remember that your a counsellor, chaplain or pastoral team member can be a fabulous person to connect with. An extended list of Filters, Apps and Recovery Resources is available here.

Online Recovery Programs
Filters and apps
Accountability Tools
Online Support Groups
Counselling and Education

Online Recovery Programs

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.

STRIVE – Thousands of Men are Breaking Free from Porn with STRIVE. Discover the keys to a life of freedom through the STRIVE 21-Day Challenge.

Filters and Apps

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

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

Accountability Tools

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.

Online Support Groups

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.

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.

Counselling and Education

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

The Grace Spot – exists to educate all people on the reality of female pornography use and to break the stigma that only men struggle with this issue.

DGM Community – exists to provide women with help, hope, and healing from pornography and sexual addiction through safe, confidential online community and access to unique recovery resources.

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.


Resources mentioned in Section Four: RISING ABOVE ~ RESTART

Click, Save, Print and REMIND YOURSELF daily of who you are in Christ!

Awake to Righteousness by Mark Greenwood is a fantastic book for E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E to read!

Listen to Mark Greenwood teach the powerful truth about sin being OUTSIDE of you and God living on the INSIDE of you!

Resource mentioned in Section Five: RISING ABOVE ~ FREEDOM

Listen to Dan Mohler teach you how to live free from guilt, shame and condemnation!

Want more info or need to find help? Learning accurate information about tricky topics can be one of the best ways to gain perspective, feel more empowered, take control of boundaries and choose positive behaviours. Building connected relationships in an online world takes effort and it’s not always easy, so it can also be helpful to remember these 2 rules:

  1. We all have the right to feel safe all the time, and
  2. We can talk with someone about anything

Disclaimer: content found this page may be troubling for some viewers and additional questions may arise. Adult/parental/carer guidance is recommended and we encourage young people to reach out to support networks for further information.

Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is an important resource to assist with helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online.

  • Young & eSafe
    Practical advice by young people, for young people to challenge haters and fakers online.
  • Report cyberbullying
    If you are under 18 you can make a complaint about cyberbullying or online bullying. A child’s parent, legal guardian, or someone authorised by the child is also able to submit a cyberbullying complaint.
  • Report image-based abuse
    If an intimate image has been shared, or someone is threatening to share it, without your consent, you can make a report no matter what your age.
  • Report offensive and illegal content
    The Cyber Report team investigates complaints about offensive and illegal online content, including online child sexual abuse material.

Kids Helpline

For ages 5–25, Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800.


Turning Corners – A program initiative of Bravehearts that provides a comprehensive and integrated response to working with young people (12 years to under 18 years of age) who have or are at risk of engaging in harmful sexual behaviour. Turning Corners welcomes referrals from external support agencies, parents or self-referral by a young person. Learn more by watching this video.


eHeadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12-25 and their families and friends. It’s available 9am – 1am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week for a 1-on-1 chat. It’s a confidential, free and safe space to talk about what’s going on.

Is free pornography destroying our brains? School kids today are watching porn like never before. It’s free, it’s instant and it’s having a devastating effect. New Zealand TV3 current affairs program 3D has spoken to porn users and porn addicts, as well as a sex educator Liz Walker, and a top international scientist who say this new type of porn can actually alter our brains.

Sex & U

Your trusted resource for sexual and reproductive health

Stop the rise of STIs

Sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are common and increasing in Australia, including Queensland. Keep yourself safe, healthy and sexy with regular testing, protection and correct sexual health information.

Sexual Assault Helpline

Sexual assault is never your fault. Sexual assault is a crime!

The Queensland Sexual Assault Line is available between 7.30am and 11.30pm, 7 days. It offers telephone support and counselling to anyone – women, men and young people – who have been sexually assaulted or abused and for anyone who is concerned or suspects someone they care about might have been assaulted or abused.

Ways porn harms children & young people 


“Ask the right questions if you’re going to find the right answers.”

– Vanessa Redgraves

What do you face that you don’t always want to tell your parents? Peer pressures? Unexpected pregnancy? Sexting? And what about porn? There’s loads of mixed messages about sex and sexuality, but what messages will be helpful for you to live your best life?

When it comes to sexual wellbeing, you’ve got to be switched on. There’s a price for buying into the hyper-sexed messages thrust upon us through media, music clips, magazines and hard-core porn.

So how can you navigate life well? Be willing to ask lots of questions about what is best for YOU so that you can have healthy relationships, rather than swallowing everything that culture brings your way.   Life, love and relationships… empower yourself by considering the deeper aspects of who you are and how this relates to life, sexuality, image and harmony with others.