Online pornography

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Protect and educate children about online pornography



Addressing online pornography

As a result of their curiosity, or by accident, children can find pornography fairly easily on the internet. Depending on their age, it can be upsetting, confusing or impact their mental health because pornography portrays an unrealistic image of sex and relationships.

Although industry and Government are working towards a solution to safeguard children from seeing porn online, children still face online harm. So, understanding how your child may access it and what impact this can have on their mental health will help you prepare. As such, you can help them recognise what actions to take and how build their resilience if it happens.

From setting parental controls to limit access to pornographic content on social media platforms and other websites to having regular conversations, there are several things parents and carers can do. Navigate our hub of advice to learn more about the issue and find practical tips on how to give children the support they need.

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Use our guide to have age-appropriate conversations with children about online pornography to protect them.

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Learn about it

Find out about the impact of online pornography and what the law says

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Protect your child

Tips to have conversations and tools to prevent access to adult content

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Deal with it

What to do if your child is exposed to online pornography

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Where to go to get further help

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Support with conversations about online porn

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