About Us

Who are we?

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.

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

In 2017, we undertook a project called ‘Porn and Young People – What do we Know?’ with 622 New Zealand youth stakeholders/stakeholder groups including schools, sexual health services, youth organisations, child protection services, faith-based youth organisations and whānau and caregivers. The purpose of the project was to assess whether youth stakeholders believe porn is an issue for young people in New Zealand (and if so, why?), what their main concerns were about the issue and to identify how well equipped they were to respond to the new porn landscape including knowledge gaps and resource needs. Based on these findings, we’ve put together this website to help young people, their whānau and youth stakeholders carry on the conversation.

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