Pornography and Explicit Sexual Imagery – Information and Resources

In The Picture is our recommended resource for secondary schools.

In The Picture provides guidelines, suggested strategies and a wide range of practical resources from which schools can create a whole school approach to explicit sexual imagery that is tailored to suit their unique community and context. This resource supports secondary schools to address the influence of explicit sexual imagery. In The Picture was developed by Maree Crabbe, a world-renowned expert on pornography, young people and sexuality. Maree is Director of the Australian violence prevention project, Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality. She is also co-producer and co-director of the broadcast documentary films, Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography and The Porn Factor.

 

 

In The Picture includes resources for each aspect of a whole school approach, including:

  • policy
  • equipping staff
  • parent partnerships
  • community partnerships
  • supportive school contexts
  • student education
  • evaluation

What does In The Picture provide?

  • PDF manuals for school leaders (480 pages), teachers (365 pages) and parent and community partnership coordinators (129 pages)
  • video clips of interviews – with young people and performers and directors from the pornography industry – for use with students (11 clips with accompanying questions) and as part of a parent education event (7 clips with supporting leaders’ notes, preparation guidelines and promotional materials)
  • PowerPoint presentations to support the video clips
  • customisable (Word) resources (189 pages).

 

‘As a teaching resource, In The Picture is quite simply without peer in its attention to detail and generosity; as a 21st century curriculum document, it is unsurpassed in educational quality or academic integrity, but as a socially responsive account of our times, it deserves compulsory implementation in schools across the country.’
Natalie Charles, Director of Staff Development, Melbourne Grammar School

It’s Time We Talked

It’s Time We Talked is a violence prevention project that supports young people, parents, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of pornography. Resource: In The Picture provides guidelines, suggested strategies and a wide range of practical resources from which schools can create a whole school approach to explicit sexual imagery that is tailored to suit their unique community and context.

eChildhood – The Porn Harms Kids Report

eChildhood is a registered Australian health promotion charity dedicated to mobilising responses that reduce the harmful effects of pornography. eChildhood addresses the harms of children and young people accessing online pornography by promoting interventions that protect children and young people from developing porn-related problems.

Culture Reframed

Founded by internationally renowned scholar and activist Dr. Gail Dines, Culture Reframed is comprised by a multidisciplinary team of experts and scholars helping to build the public’s capacity to deal with mainstream hardcore online pornography. This site provides education and resources to build resilience and resistance to hypersexualized media and porn.

The Light Project

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.

Collective Shout

Collective Shout is a grassroots campaigns movement against the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls. Collective Shout is for anyone concerned about the increasing pornification of culture and the way its messages have become entrenched in mainstream society, presenting distorted and dishonest ideas about women and girls, sexuality and relationships.

eSafety Commissioner

Online pornography: A guide for parents and carers.

Reboot Nation

Assists people reboot their brains with encouragement and education. Reboot is a complete rest from artificial sexual stimulation (pornography). It is a global community of people who have discovered the negative effects of pornography. On this site you will find resources and information to equip you with the tools necessary to start recovering and become more aware of the potential harm cause by high speed internet pornography.

Fortify Program

Fortify is designed to equip individuals struggling with compulsive pornography use – young and old – with tools, education and community.