Thanks so much for coming to my session and engaging with the difficult topic of pornography. I hope you learned something that might be helpful for you in your school context.
As promised, below are some resources that may be useful for you as you think through addressing the issue of pornography either through your pastoral programs or curriculum. Some of these are secular organisations and some are Christian organisations; use whatever is appropriate to your context.
I'd love to be of help in starting the conversation about porn in your school. If that is of interest to you, please get in touch via email in the contact section of this site. I'm also more that happy to help resource your staff as they seek to implement new pastoral programs. If you're on social media, you can find a link to my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at the bottom of the page by clicking on the icon. Peace!
Fight the new drug
Fight The New Drug is a non-religious organisation that seeks to raise awareness about the harms of pornography. They have heaps of incredible information, including research, helpful articles, as well as videos. I've included two below: one introducing them and the other outlining their recovery program.
XXX Church describes itself as 'the best Christian porn site on the web'. Like Fight The New Drug, XXX Church has a heap of articles and media that can help you learn about the dangers of porn, as well as help with recovery. They also offer a recovery program, web filtering and accountability. This site is definitely worth a look.
The Grace Spot
The Grace Spot is a website put together by a young woman who has struggled with an addiction to porn. It's a site run by women, for women. The Grace Spot contains the stories of other women and how Christian faith has helped them in their struggle against addiction. This site is perfect for girls struggling with porn.
Some other helpful links
Below are some links to a few other websites that you're already most likely aware of. These would be great to put before your students. The eSafety link and the Kids Helpline link both have information on sexting, and what to do if you find yourself in a difficult situation. Kids Helpline also offer free counselling over the phone, email or online chat. With pornography use having such strong links to anxiety and depression, the Beyond Blue website may also offer some help for your students. Click on the pictures to head to the website.