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Workshop in Nanaimo advises parents about talking to their kids about pornography

Seeing 'unrealistic sex' is causing problems, says sexual health educator

  • Nov. 12, 2019 12:00 a.m.

A sexual health educator can help advise Nanaimo parents on how to talk to their kids about pornography.

Kerri Isham of Power Up Workshops is hosting a talk Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Beban Park social centre, advising parents about what they should be telling their children about pornography.

“We need to talk about pornography and the long term impacts on individuals and our society as a whole,” notes the event’s website.

Isham is co-authoring a children’s book called The Things We Can’t Unsee that she said will help create an opportunity for parents and teachers to talk with kids about a sensitive topic.

In an e-mail to the News Bulletin, Isham pointed to a 2018 study from New Zealand that suggested 25 per cent of children under 12 have already accessed pornography.

“The biggest problem with our kids seeing pornography isn’t that it’s about sex, but that it’s about unrealistic sex,” she noted.

The workshop will look at long-term impacts of pornography viewing and include discussion about what parents can do to combat pornography.

Admission to the two-hour workshop is $25. For tickets and more information, click here.

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