Hooks for engaging parents


Pornography is a sensitive and challenging topic that many parents may prefer not to have to think about.

But with its easy access and harmful messages, pornography has become a parenting issue we can’t afford to ignore.

As young people’s key caregivers – and significant educators – parents can play an important role in efforts to support them to navigate this new reality. But how can we get parents on board?

Below are examples of ‘hooks’ that practitioners can use to engage parents on the subject of pornography and their child.


¹ Our Watch (2020). Background paper: Pornography, young people and preventing violence against women.

² Our Watch (2020), see note 1.

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