Pornography is becoming the most prevalent learning experience or sex educator for young people today. It teaches young people about consent, sexual health, pleasure, performance, power and aggression.
— Dr Michael Flood, ARC Future Fellow Faculty of Law, School of Justice, QUT
The exposure to porn for children is too much and too soon. We have dropped children into an adult world where the concepts that they are faced with are too complex for them to understand and process properly.
— Dr Joe Tucci, CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation
A holistic strategy in response to the new porn landscape is vital. Young people will only learn through consistent messages and guidance: from school, health services, youth groups, whānau and their wider community. As the adult communities in young people’s lives respond with competence and confidence, youth are equipped – and the potential harms of porn are minimised.