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Dr Weston Talks with Dr Elena Martellozzo: Young People, Pornography and Online Safety

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to criminologist, Dr Elena Martellozzo, about her research into young people’s feelings about, and experiences of, online pornography. They discuss how parents should approach conversations with their children about pornography and relationships, and also what Dr Martellozzo’s research found that young people would like to learn and talk about during sex education at school. They also explore the issue of online safety and how sex offenders operate in the online world.

Pornography: What Parents Need to Know

These days, although we might find it tricky, we have to think about our children becoming ‘porn-resilient’. This necessitates a look at what is going on out there! We know that children are encountering porn at a young age due to access to digital technology, but do they have the skill set to navigate material they might come across accidentally, or otherwise?

40 Things Parents Need to Know About Pornography

This rather detailed document summarises some of the most important research evidence about young people’s use of pornography. In addition to making sure you are aware of what teens might be accessing, it also helps parents think about how to approach conversations that might be tricky!