Responding to parents’ Frequently Asked Questions


Parents may have a range of questions about how to talk with their young people about pornography.

Remember, parents will bring a range of perspectives to this issue – for example, their different cultural or religious norms, values or beliefs may come to bear on how they engage with this issue.

Below are some suggestions for how practitioners can respond to some of parents’ frequently asked questions and common roadblocks.

The aim is to support you to understand and respond to some of the questions you may face when you seek to incorporate a focus on pornography into your work with young people and their parents.

When communicating with parents, consider adapting the below responses in order for them to be culturally appropriate and accessible to the families you work with.

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