Lunchtime Learning - Porn and young people in Aotearoa



Werry Workforce Whāraurau invites you to attend our online

Lunchtime Learning Webinar

Porn and young people in Aotearoa: Tools and strategies for youth professionals

 Thursday 10 June 2021, 12pm - 1pm



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Please note that this presentation will NOT be recorded. 


Porn and young people in Aotearoa: Tools and strategies for youth professionals

Key topics covered:

  • A brief summary of the new porn landscape: industry, content, trends and messaging with updated NZ data on youth consumption patterns, behaviours and experiences.
  • A brief summary of the potential impacts of porn on young people: gender attitudes, racism, risky behaviours, sexual beliefs and behaviours, mental health and sexual wellbeing.
  • Porn literacy tools and strategies for the workplace: assessment tools for identifying user and non user impacts;  porn within the HEEADSSS assessment; tools and frameworks for building porn literacy and critical thinking in young people; and safe workplace conversation tools and tips.
  • In the Know: a brief overview of In the Know: youth survey feedback on relevant porn experiences; recommended youth pathways, tools and tips; and links to NZ support services for porn related issues.

Presenter: Jo Robertson - Training & Research Lead at The Light Project

Jo Robertson is the Training & Research Lead for The Light Project and has worked as a sex education provider and school counsellor for trauma and abuse cases with children and young people. She is a qualified sex therapist a with a private practice specialising in problematic sexual behaviours and relationship breakdown.

Jo completed her Master of Science in medicine, with a focus on the consumption rates and impacts of porn on adolescents, and has worked in the porn and youth field for four years.   

Werry Workforce Whāraurau is proud to be able to offer a series of monthly online trainings. These Lunchtime Learning events provide an opportunity for ongoing education and connection for the ICAMH, AOD, NGO and PHO sectors.

Future topics for 2021 include:

  • Trauma-informed care - Thursday 8 July 2021
  • Working with whānau - Thursday 12 August 2021
  • Medical considerations with eating disorders - Thursday 9 September 2021
  • Impact and approaches to maternal addiction - Thursday 14 October 2021

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Please contact us if there is a specific topic you would like to hear more about or if you are able to offer a presentation at one of our Lunchtime Learning events. Email [email protected]

Previous Lunchtime Learning recordings and presentations can be found here

Thursday 3 June 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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