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Developed for western nations ~ resources ready for adjusting or licensing to deliver in your region or country.

Meeting developmental needs

Written to meet the emerging needs of children faced with growing up in a hypersexualised and porn-saturated culture.

Step-by-step guidance

Each unit includes a comprehensive facilitator manual, creative resources, student handouts and parent engagement tools.

Why do children need safeguarding from pornography?

69

OF BOYS HAVE SEEN PORN BY AGE 13 OR YOUNGER

23

OF GIRLS HAVE SEEN PORN BY AGE 13 OR YOUNGER

22%

18-19-year-old MALES REPORT HABITUAL USE

How concerned are parents?

According to a cross-national survey of parents in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, two of the top three online situations parents are most concerned about are related to sexual themes.

Sharing nude images or video of themselves with other people

% of parents concerned

59%

Being treated in a hurtful or nasty way on the internet

% of parents concerned

51%

Seeing sexual images or video of someone naked

% of parents concerned

49%

IN SCHOOLS

40.8% of educators have observed children displaying problematic sexual behavior in their educational setting.

7-11-year-old boys

in treatment for Problem Sexualised Behaviours (PSBs) report early sexualisation through online pornography.

7-11-year-old girls

in treatment for Problem Sexualised Behaviours (PSBs) report early sexualisation through online pornography.

Click on each image below to learn how IQ PROGRAMS addresses porn harms

Child sexual abuse

includes exposure to pornography

Our Watch (2014) report that non-consensual sexual activity between two minors is referred to as child sexual abuse.

Sexual activity can include exposure to or involvement in pornography. Child sexual abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, cultural background, or any other aspect
of identity.

Pornography

Online exposure is increasing

Kids exposure to pornography and to child sexual abuse is on the rise due to its proliferating presence on the internet. (Ey & McInnes, 2017)

Viewing pornography

can be distressing

Researcher, Dr. Michael Flood, (2009) indicates that premature or inadvertent exposure to sexually explicit content may be disturbing or upsetting for younger children, and contributes to sexist and unhealthy notions of sex and relationships.

Massive pressures

hypersexualised environments put kids under pressure

Young people report being under ‘massive pressure’ to have sex and behave in a sexualised way from 12 and sometimes younger. (Fixers, UK, n.d)

Problematic sexual behaviours

Observed in schools

40.8% of educators have observed children physically acting out sexually with other children, sexually harassing other children, verbally attempting to coerce other children to participate in sexual behavior, and individual displays of sexual behavior. At times, these behaviours may be due to the influence of pornography. (Ey & McInnes, 2017)

Pornography

A “how to” manual

Leading Australian practitioner, Russell Pratt says:
“One thing seems clear: pornography provides a “how to” manual, showing every possible angle of what goes where and who can do what to whom, as well as providing sexual stimulation and shaping patterns of sexual arousal.”

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designed for global use!

IQ PROGRAMS have been developed for western nations and are written to meet the emerging needs of children and youth faced with growing up in a porn-saturated culture.

Readily available ~
immediate online access!

IQ PROGRAMS include a comprehensive facilitator manual, creatively designed PowerPoint, lesson activities & handouts, pre- and post-evaluation surveys, plus much more!

Take away the guesswork ~
confidently partner with parents!

IQ PROGRAMS make it easy for schools and child-focussed organisations to partner with parents and carers of children. We provide guided support to tackle this tricky topic together!

Umbrella is the first unit to launch within the IQ PROGRAMS

making tricky conversations easy

Umbrella is designed to help students aged 6-7-years-old identify and appropriately respond to ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ online content. It develops student’s social and self-awareness when it comes to their online activity, as well as self-management and decision-making skills related to their own new media usage. Lesson activities are structured to instil self-awareness in students when it comes to navigating the ubiquitous nature of the new media landscape, including responding in protective ways to harmful and/or pornographic content.

IQ PROGRAMS have been developed under the direction of Liz Walker of Youth Wellbeing Project. Liz has been featured on:

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The feedback for the Umbrella Unit is phenomenal!

It is critical that students are well supported to develop their digital literacy skills as soon as they start engaging with the online world. Umbrella supports educators to commence these critical lessons from an early age. Lessons are visually appealing, come with extensive support notes and are aligned with numerous Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions. Educators need as much support in this space as they can get, and it great to see this new resource in the marketplace.

Jacqui HendriksPhD PGradDipSexol PGradDipHltProm BSc - Curtin University

The Umbrella Unit is a long-sought after answer for the absolutely imperative discussions that need to happen with children regarding the world we live in. The content is relevant, age-appropriate and interactive so that students truly understand the take home messages and can apply the safeguarding principles across all life domains.

SarahAustralian Primary School Teacher

Umbrella educates and empowers children with strategies and knowledge to help them feel and be safe online. This wonderful curriculum aligns perfectly within a Protective Behaviours context. It is informative and easy for educators to follow which results in a more meaningful learning experience for children. High praise for Liz and her team in developing this resource.

Jodie FergusonDirector of PB West

The Umbrella Unit is a godsend for the classroom teacher. The gentle approach to such a tricky and sensitive subject is handled in such a way that the innocence of those who are none the wiser can be preserved. Thoroughly prepared with backup resources and fun activities, it is well paced to suit ages up to around nine years. A great resource indeed.

SandyNew Zealand Primary School Teacher
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