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How P*rn Changes Teens’ Thoughts About Sex

This talk is a rare thing in the discussion around teen pornography use: a measured, balanced take that doesn't shy away from the harms, but also avoids unhelpful moralising. This is unsurprising given the speaker's stance and background. As a trained social scientist with a sex-positive mindset, Prof Rothman is both trained to be objective [...]

By |2019-11-04T11:58:04+11:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We need a new definition of pornography – with consent at the centre

We all think we know what pornography is, whether we oppose it, use it, or tolerate it. But are we all conjuring up the same images? The term has been used to describe, for example: a music video clip of a naked Miley Cyrus straddling a wrecking ball; Bill Henson’s photographs of naked children, hung [...]

By |2019-03-21T15:24:03+11:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Student Wellbeing Program A Review

Generation Next ‘s first Student and Youth Wellbeing Program of 2019 was a huge success. The beautiful creative confines of the Casula Powerhouse Performing Arts Centre provided a backdrop for a day of wellbeing education. It wasn’t just the excellent students from local schools that got to participate, but also more than ten thousand teens [...]

Sex Education Needs to Evolve to Keep Pace with Trends like Sexting, Experts Say

Could you imagine sending a sexually explicit photo of yourself to a stranger? Maybe your children can. Research published this year suggests one in seven teenagers have sent explicit texts and one in four have received them. It prompted the Australian Medical Association to overhaul its youth outreach program, Dr YES (Youth Education Session), to [...]

By |2019-01-21T17:29:08+11:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Survey Reveals ‘Alarming’ Attitudes of Britons on Rape

An "alarming" proportion of adults in Great Britain remain confused about what constitutes rape, campaigners say. A third of people surveyed for the End Violence Against Women coalition said there had to be physical violence for sexual activity to count as rape. A third of males and 21% of females said it would not usually [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:03:05+11:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sexting Law Changes to Protect Consenting Teens from Criminal Convictions

Sexting among teens could be considered legal in some cases under new laws aimed to reduce the risk of consenting children being convicted of possessing child pornography. The changes will reduce the risk that children engaging in "normal sexual development and experimentation among teenagers" becoming criminalised, the Government said. The laws also provide a "similar [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:49:36+11:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tumblr Bans Non-Consensual Creepshots and Deepfake Porn

Tumblr is to ban content that results in the "unwanted sexualisation or sexual harassment of others". The social network says this includes non-consensual "creepshots" - sexually suggestive photos of clothed victims. In addition, it said it covers "deepfake" pornography, in which computer-generated images of a subject's face are transplanted onto explicit photos or videos of [...]

By |2018-09-10T12:22:19+11:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Study Shows Pop Culture Encourages Men to Prey on Women

It appears we must now add Morgan Freeman to the ever-growing list of respected men accused of unrespectable behavior. Ever since the #MeToo movement launched, it seems that every week another famous name is added to the list of powerful men accused of engaging in sexual assault or harassment. One word that has popped up [...]

By |2018-06-04T13:50:47+11:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Survey Reveals Girls as Young as 11 Catcalled and Followed

About six months ago, I was walking home from St Leonards train station in North Sydney along the Pacific Highway after a party and a car pulled up beside me. It followed me along the kerb, and a man leaned out the window and told me to get inside, first quite piningly and then very [...]

By |2018-05-28T17:20:28+11:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Schools Need to Use #MeToo Across Curriculum

There’s a “whole lot of sensitivity” in schools about what teachers should and shouldn’t teach when it comes to the nitty-gritty of sex education, but according to Dr Melissa Kang, one thing is clear: real life examples are a gateway to discussion. Indeed the #MeToo movement is more than just a hashtag – it’s an [...]