Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
Experts say that the internet is sexualising kids too soon. The internet makes it easier for children to engage with pornography, both by choice and inadvertently. Parents are being forced to have the ‘birds and bees’ chat with their children at a much younger age as kids are bombarded with sexual content online.
With the rise of apps such as Snapchat, sexting on mobile phones and online porn, many parents are alarmed about protecting the innocence of their children. They are now having to tackle these difficult topics with kids as young as eight. From a young age, parents should be continuously educating their children on sex and sexuality with age appropriate information and monitoring their responses.
Together, parents and schools have a crucial role to play in minimising the negative effects of online pornography on adolescents.
Cyber Safety Solutions
Susan is the Founder of Cyber Safety Solutions and is Australia’s foremost expert in cyber safety. A member of Victoria Police for 27 years, she is widely known as the ‘cyber cop’, being the first officer appointed to a position involving cyber safety and young people.
Alannah & Madeline Foundation
As CEO of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Lesley has established a range of new key global partnerships for the Foundation to deliver ambitious new public health goals. Her time at the Health Department, saw her lead the response to the tsunami crisis in Aceh, Indonesia and later developed the National Incident Room following the Bali bombings.
Liz is an accredited sexuality educator, speaker, author and is the Director of Health Education at Culture Reframed. Culture Reframed is the global lead in solving the public health crisis of the digital age. Liz is a passionate advocate for children and young people, and also chairs the Australian organisation Porn Harms Kids.