Responding to parents’ roadblocks


Some parents will be resistant to efforts to encourage them to talk 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’ “roadblocks”. The aim is to support you to understand and respond to some of the challenges 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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