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Knox City Council Youth Service Parent Information Sessions

It's time we talked...

Pornography has become a parenting issue we can't afford to ignore.

Our next Knox Parent Information Session will be led by Maree Crabbe, Director of the violence prevention project Reality & Risk; Pornography, young people and sexuality.

Stats show us that 90% of boys aged between 13 and 16 have seen pornography. More than 60% of girls aged between 13 and 16 have seen pornography online. 88% of scenes of the most popular pornography include physical aggression and about 30% of all internet traffic is pornography related.

Readily available and aggressively marketed online, exposure to hardcore pornography is now mainstream. Pornography has become a default sex educator for many young people, with serious implications for their capacity to negotiate free and full consent, for mutual respect, sexual health and gender equality.

Date:Thursday 8 November 2018
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Address: Knox City Council Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
Cost: FREE but places are limited, so bookings are essential
Enquiries:Michelle Pascoe on 9298 8311 or email michelle.pascoe@knox.vic.gov.au

A flyer can be found as a downloadable file at the bottom of this page.

Register here to attend It's time we talked... Knox Parent Information Session.


About Parent Information Forums/Workshops

Parent Information Forums/Workshops are offered by Knox City Council Youth Services alongside a guest speaker to present on a specific topic. The sessions are usually held in the evening at Knox City Council Civic Centre. The Knox City Council Youth Services Community Worker endeavours to organise 4 Forums/Workshops per annum.

The Parent Information Forums/Workshops that have been previously offered, have covered a range of topics including:

  • VCE - Help my Child is in VCE!
  • Battling The Untidy Room
  • Healthy Kids
  • Developing Teens
  • Learning to say 'no' when your brain says 'yes'
  • Talking about sex - the parent's role
  • Cyber Stuff doing your head in? Parenting in a Cyber World
  • Binge Drinking
  • Amaze - Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bounce - Resilience Program
  • Mental Health & Adolescent Development
  • Parenting at Speed...Are you enjoying the ride?
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and School Transition
  • Sensory needs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Primary School Aged Children and Anxiety
  • Addressing Functional Independence in the Home for Young People with ASD
  • Young People; Gaming, Social Media and the Internet
  • Sleep and Teens
  • ASD - Navigating the Journey
  • Thriving and Surviving VCE
  • Parenting Anxious Children (primary and secondary school aged)
  • Raising Competent Teenagers
  • Resilience Building for more Effective Parenting
  • Building Blocks to Resilience
  • Managing the Anxiety of Parents

For more information

In regards to parenting information for young people and parent information sessions don't hesitate to contact Michelle Pascoe, Knox Council Youth Service on 9298 8000 or email michelle.pascoe@knox.vic.gov.au

For other information, advice, individual assistance and referral for young people and their families, contact the Knox City Council Youth Information Centre.

Join our Distribution List for Parents

If you would like to receive information on upcoming seminars, workshops or forum opportunities for parents in Knox, you can join our Parent distribution list. Contact the Knox City Council Youth Service on 9298 8311 or email michelle.pascoe@knox.vic.gov.au

Resource List for Parents of Teenagers

We have compiled a good list of resources for parents of teenagers that includes books, school guides and DVD's.

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