Subject: Our Kids Online: P*rn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe

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Dear Friend,

I have a question for you.

How well do you understand what is happening to our kids online?

Whether you are an educator, parent or someone who works with children and youth, one thing is certain—keeping kids safe is one of the biggest mandates we have.

When I first started Youth Wellbeing Project back in 2010, there is no way I could have foreseen the ways that p0rn threatens our kids' safety. Nor could I have imagined the energy it would take to get this issue at the front and centre of people's mind when they think about raising and educating kids. From parents to teachers, child safety workers and politicians—every time I have a conversation with someone new, I quickly discover how big the awareness gap is.

For instance, did you know that three quarters (75%) of parents believe that their child would not have seen p0rnography online? But of their children, more than half (53%) say they have, in fact, seen it.

I want to help you close this gap. This week—Thursday, June 4, at 10am AEST—I will be interviewing two incredible filmmaker parents via my role as Director of Health Education for Culture Reframed. Zareen and Rob will share insights they learned from speaking with top experts from around the world. We're starting with the question: Who would want to make a documentary about kids watching p0rn? For these Kiwi parents, it began because their kids were pleading with them for smartphones. 

I have to tell you ... this is THE BEST documentary I have ever seen on this topic. Friend, if you really want to understand what is happening to our kids online, this is a must-watch.

Scroll below for the Facebook Live details, documentary link, and why this resource is the gift that the world needs.

AND if you are wondering, the new resources that we promised are nearly ready for the big reveal. You can be guaranteed—we will share ALL the details as soon as we can!

Till next time, stay inspired.
Liz Walker and the Youth Wellbeing Project team.
Australia - Thursday June 4, 10am AEST
New Zealand - Thursday June 4, 12pm NZST
U.S. - Wednesday June 3, 8pm ET

The biggest threat to our kids safety online… is the belief…
“Not my kid”

Our Kids Online is a gift. A gift to parents—if they heed the warnings and act accordingly. A gift to the kids of parents who watch it—if more boundaries and protections are implemented, and open, honest conversations result. A gift to society—if it wakes us from the haze of denial and apathy about the impacts that free, unlimited access to p0rn is having on our kids.

Our Kids Online: P0rn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe

Follow the journey of two filmmaker parents, who accidentally stumbled on the biggest un-had conversation of our time, while researching the pros and cons of handheld devices for their children.

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