Sexualisation, sexual violence, objectification, the harms of pornography, consent. Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, blogger and media commenter, best known for her work addressing these very topical issues.
Parents, guardians and caregivers are invited to join us on Tuesday, 27 April to find out how we can work together to raise happy, healthy and resilient young people, who value their dignity and self-worth and aspire to relationships based on respect and authentic connection.
Pre-K to Year 12 parents-only session
6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. 75 minute presentation, with wine and cheese to follow
Too much, too young; helping our children navigate a sexed-up world.
Have you noticed your children seem to be growing up too fast? Do they seem to be more aware of sexual issues from earlier stages?
Children and young people are bombarded with hyper-sexualised messages from media and popular culture. Even small children are worried about their looks and physical appearance, shaped and conditioned at the earliest of ages by a dominant message that tells them they have to be ‘hot’ to be liked and accepted. The lives of young people are increasingly socialised, conditioned and informed by exposure to porn-related content online.
In this presentation, Melinda Tankard Reist will explore how the proliferation of sexualised images and messages contributes to a distorted view of bodies, relationships and sexuality in young people, hampering their healthy physical, emotional and social development. Join us to hear from Melinda and her colleague Daniel Principe on how we can help our children resist harmful messages from media and pop culture and aspire to respectful relationships.