Parent Resources

Internet filters 


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Circle is a new product with a filter you can put on your modem, and on each individual device. You can tailor your needs to each device, monitor app use, put time limits on devices and even turn off WIFI or put certain devices to ‘sleep’ at certain times of the day. This is an easy to use filtering option that costs $100 for modem adapter, then $5 per month following.

Safe Surfer

This is a NZ based social enterprise company that has set up innovative software currently filtering 300,000 homes and devices such as phones, laptops, tablets and TVs. It can set device time restrictions, reports on usage, emailing phishing and potentially speed up your internet.


An Australian cybersafety platform used  in over 600 schools and by 350,000 families across Australia, New Zealand and the US. It can be used on wifi or on individual devices and can restrict youtube, games, social media sites, and timing of device use.

Resources for parents

How to Talk to Your Kids about Pornography (2016)

By Educate and Empower Kids

This booklet provides information and great discussion questions to help initiate productive and meaningful conversations about porn between kids and parents.

How to talk about Porn

By James Beck

A great article on how to talk about porn with your kids by James Beck, Content Director for Attitude Schools Programme at The Parenting Place.

Parenting One Click Ahead

By Liz Walker

This book is a useful resource for parents of teenagers. It provides evidence and an insight into the importance of working together with your young person to counteract the global porn culture.

Keeping Safe on the Web – a children’s book by Safe

This book is designed for parents to help guide their young children through online safety. Kyle the Kingfish takes you through an underwater journey – tackling screen time, bullying, being kind online, protecting children’s identity and pornography.

Australian e-safety parent tools and conversations starters

This site has some great tools and conversation starters for parents with young children.

Net Aware

This site has reviewed all the most popular apps and social media sites tweens/teens might be using, and might be useful for parents to check out for safety ratings and risks.

Not for kids – a children’s book protecting kids online

by Liz Walker

This book is tailored for parent and professionals to help kids under the age of 10 years old be prepared for the inevitable occasion when they see pornography online.

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures: Porn proofing today’s young kids

By Jensen, Poyner and Fox

This is a children’s book explaining what porn is, why it’s dangerous, and how to avoid it. This book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.


Safe surfer is a New Zealand based social enterprise company that has set up innovative software filtering solutions for home and devices such as phones, laptops, tablets and TVs.

Talk to your kids about porn’s damage

This is a fantastic article by Richie Hardcore, encourages parents to not bury their heads in the sand when it comes to talking to their kids about the impacts of porn on healthy sexuality.


This fantastic blog by Wellington author, teacher and playwright Bernard Beckett offers 13 reasons why young people should think twice before watching porn. A fun and engaging read, that can be a great conversation tool for older teens.