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Pornography, young people and sexuality: What schools need to know and what schools need to do

Event number: 18921
Presenter(s): Maree Crabbe

Over the past decade or so, pornography has become both more mainstream and more hardcore. For young people growing up in this era of ever-new and accessible technology it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to pornography. Consumption – particularly for young men – has become normalised.  And the ways young people understand and experience gender and sex are being influenced by what they – or their partners or peers – observe in porn, with serious implications for their capacity to negotiate free and full consent, for mutual respect, for sexual health, and for gender equality.  Addressing pornography’s influence is a challenging task, but ignoring it is no longer an option. This webinar will stimulate participants consider the role that schools can play in helping young people develop a sexuality that is respectful, safe and fully consenting in the age of pornography. 


About the presenter(s)

Maree Crabbe coordinates the community education project Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality. She is co-producer and co-director of the documentary films Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography, broadcast on SBS in Australia and in 6 other countries, and The Porn Factor, broadcast on SBS. She is also author of In The Picture – a resource to support secondary schools to address the influence of explicit sexual imagery.

Maree has worked with young people – and on issues affecting young people – for over 20 years. She has developed and delivered programs focusing on sexual violence prevention, sexual diversity, pornography and the prevention of sexually transmissible infections.

Maree has delivered training about young people and pornography in a wide range of contexts, including to teachers, pre-service teachers, youth workers, police, sexual assault and family violence workers, doctors, nurses and psychologists.


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Start date: 30/8/2017
End date: 30/8/2017
Time: 11am AEST


Please note registration closes 3.00pm Monday, 28 Aug 2017 - please contact the organiser directly after this time

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APS student member $15
Non APS member $30

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