Pornography and Sexting

In developing the Parent 2 Parent project, we felt it was important to address questions around pornography and sexting. More than ever, young people are struggling to develop healthy ideas about sexuality and consent. In this section are tools to help you explore the potential harms of pornography use and sexting. Check out the video from Cordelia Anderson on the topic of speaking with your child about pornography, and the video, "Exposed," designed for 14-18 year olds, about the issue of cyberbullying. You can also view a series of videos on the problems associated with sending nude "selfies." Please explore the many downloadable articles and suggestions of further resources, as well. Many of them are aimed directly at youth! We hope these resources will help you to have important conversations with your child. 

All articles and fact sheets listed below which are not explicitly branded as NEARI Press creations are the sole property of the author(s)/creator(s).

Your Child and Pornography with Cordelia Anderson, M.A.

"Exposed": A film for 14-18 year olds about sexting and cyberbullying, by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center

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Dangers of Nude Selfies, Video #1

Dangers of Nude Selfies, Video #2

Dangers of Nude Selfies, Video #3

Dangers of Nude Selfies, Video #4

Books & Booklets on Pornography

Anderson, Cordelia. (2017). The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture.

Jenson, Kirsten A. (2014). Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids

Jenson, Kirsten A. (2017). Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography. (2016). Educate and Empower Kids.

Walker, Liz and Anita Mary (2016). Not for Kids!: Protecting Kids Online.

NEARI Press & Training Center Webinars on Pornography

“What’s New with Pornography?” with Cordelia Anderson, MA. October 17, 2017.

“Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture: Part I)" with Cordelia Anderson, MA. January 20, 2015.

“Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth and Culture: Part II)" with Cordelia Anderson, MA. October 20, 2015.