DRCC resource: Talking to your teen about sex relationships and porn (2020)
21 May 2020
While many parents have gotten better at giving their teens “the sex talk”, there are a lot of people who find it very hard to initiate such a talk. When it does happen, it tends to be more about biology and do’s and don’ts.
However, when it comes to the issue of promoting respectful mutual relationships, the topic of sexual consent and the impact of pornography are important issues to talk about. You may think your teenagers are getting the right messages from school and interaction with their friends, but for many young people, they are learning behaviours and attitudes from other adults, from the media, popular culture and from pornography.
This document contains some useful points about having “the talk” with your teen. Issued in May 2020.