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7 Guidelines for Talking to your Child About Sexuality

Mommy, where do babies come from? Why does daddy have a penis and I don’t? Do you think I am fat? Why are Auntie’s breasts bigger than mine? Do these sentences sounds familiar? They do to many, because having children means receiving questions that you are not always prepared to answer. However, being able to [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:26:44+10:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways Parents Can Teach Kids About Consent

An honest chat with children about healthy, consensual sex could not come any sooner. Time and again, society fails to educate young people — particularly young women — about sexual health. What’s more, in the United States, abstinence-only sex education is the rule, not the exception — and studies show it actually hurts kids as they grow into adolescence. [...]

Raise Digital Age of Consent to 16, Say Experts

Cybersecurity experts have recommended that the government increase the digital age of consent from 13 to 16 because of safety risks for children. They were “unequivocally” opposed to the Irish government’s position where children can sign legal agreements with online service providers at 13 and have their personal information sold on to third parties. An [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:28+10:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Australia’s Revenge Porn Explosion: Scourge Affects One In Five Australians

REVENGE porn has more than doubled over the past two years and now affects more than one in every five Australians, with teens and people who share “sexual selfies” at greatest risk of becoming victims. The most comprehensive research into the insidious trend, to be released by RMIT University on Monday, also found men and [...]

Talking Consent: Where We’re Going Wrong With Our Boys

Pixabay Images They're the frontline in domestic violence prevention, but new research reveals the major mistakes Australian parents are making when talking to their kids about healthy relationships. When it comes to discussing consent and identifying controlling behaviour in relationships, parents are talking to their teenage kids about the issues more, but they’re [...]

Teen Boys Are Blind To Rape Culture

Stocksy/Helen Rushbrook "Oh boy," my son said, rolling his eyes. "Not rape culture again." We were sitting around the dinner table talking about the news. As soon as I mentioned the Stanford sexual assault case, my sons looked at each other. They knew what was coming. They've been listening to me talk about [...]

Over exposure is making teens pawns to porn

A 15-year-old boy confided in me after I addressed his class at a Sydney school last year. He cried as he told me he had been using porn since the age of nine. He didn’t have a social life, had few friends, had never had a girlfriend. His life revolved around online porn. He wanted [...]