Kia ora

Nau mai ki enei korerorero
Welcome to the conversation

Kia ora

Nau mai ki enei korerorero
Welcome to the conversation

Why are we talking about porn?
The last 5 years has seen the growth of a whole new porn landscape for young people.

New in terms of how much porn is out there, how easy it is to access, how frequently young people watch it and the type of porn that has become ‘normal’. Porn has now become a primary sex educator for young people, influencing youth sexual culture in new and unprecedented ways – however, many whānau, teachers and health professionals working with youth don’t feel equipped to respond. So, we decided to connect with our communities and start the porn conversation here in New Zealand. We’re still researching and learning, so this website is a work-in-progress – but we thought it was time to start talking.

So welcome, have a look around and join the conversation.

Take care of our children. Take care of what they hear, take care of what they see, take care of what they feel. For how the children grow, so will be the shape of Aotearoa.

— Dame Whina Cooper, Te Rārawa, Maori rights advocate

The pornography landscape has completely changed for young people. There isn’t a single school or demographic that isn’t affected. We have to understand the reality of today’s porn to help protect youth – but it is very difficult for anyone over 25 to comprehend.

— Susan Mclean, Director Australia Cyber Safety Solutions

My children and all the teenagers I know talk about porn being an issue in their lives – kids today mostly don’t see it as harmful but more as another genre of entertainment on the internet.

— NZ 2018 Youth Stakeholder Survey “What do we now know?”

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