We were delighted to welcome Jason Royce from The Romance Academy to speak to parents about the threat pornography is to healthy relationships. Parents were challenged to begin conversations with their children or get involved in the conversations they are already having – the ultimate goal being to help them develop long, loving, secure relationships. We want to equip our children to make good decisions and “live well in a world where, whether like it or not, porn is only ever a click away” (Royce, Jason & Percival, Sarah. A Parent’s Guide to: Talking About Sex with Your Teenager.)
Parents were encouraged to listen rather than lecture, and to engage in an ongoing dialogue openly and honestly. They were advised to make time with their children, start young, teach self-assurance and boundary setting and most of all, to keep going and not give up.