by Isla Huffadine


The current global situation has reminded us all how important it is to show kindness to others and to ourselves. Our Whanaungatanga groups are currently involved in a 'random act of kindness' activity and we encourage students to practice kindness in their everyday lives. Read the attached article from the team at Paradigm Treatment to find out more about teaching teens about the power of kindness.

We have been sent the following information for parents from the experts at Fight the New Drug. They are an organization that exists to provide individuals with the opportunity to make an informed decision regarding pornography by raising awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

"Parents, it's not a question of "if," but a question of "when" your child will be exposed to porn for the first time. Are you ready? Don't worry, we've got your back every step of the way. Dive into our resources and let us help you prepare with expert advice and tools."

Parents: If You Don't Teach Your Kids About Sex, Porn Sites Will

Parents, there are two things you can be certain of: your kids will have questions about sex, and your kids will see porn at some point. But don't panic, there is hope! It starts with early, open, ongoing, and shame-free discussions about sex. Here's why.

For Parents: How To Update “The Sex Talks” With Your Kids To Include Porn

Caretakers, instilling a total fear of porn in a young child may work for a short while, but it's not a long-term solution. If they feel they'll be punished for something they saw online, they might not come to you when something happens. Instead, try open, honest, and ongoing conversations with these tips in mind.