Youth and porn* resources

The Office of the Film & Literature Classification has released findings of a survey of more than 2,000 New Zealand teenagers that shows that pornography is freely available and is shaping children's attitudes towards sex: NZ Youth and Porn. The Department has resources available for parents, young people and educators, including links to useful resources from other places.

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About sex/porn*

New Zealand based advice

Australian based advice

Technology based Resources

Youtube videos:

Help Apps - people can download them if they are struggling with porn addiction:

  • Quit addiction buddy – designed to help you quit porn through developing discipline, keeping track of mistakes so that you can fix them and kickstart your will power. 
  • Fortify – designed to equip individuals struggling with compulsive porn use – young and old – with tools, education and a community to assist them.
  • Brainbuddy – aims to help people addicted to porn and masturbation, so they can quit porn and rewire their brain. 
  • Safesurfer – can block porn on your iPhone or iPad. Runs silently in the background and blocks adult content on all major browsers.

Internet filters

Information for parents and caregivers (families) – How to deal with Parent Control Settings (Google/Windows/Apple) 

Google Products:

Windows:

Apple:

See Also: Other useful links

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*Porn refers to adult pornographic material which may, under New Zealand law be classified as R18 material.