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R4Respect program coordinator Rachael Pascua offers an important young person’s insight in an opinion piece that ran in The Guardian Australia of 21 March 2021.
Rachael warns if consent conversations don’t happen at home, children will learn elsewhere.
“We know that most kids learn about sex through pornography and that can be extremely harmful because in pornography there’s so much normalisation of violence against women.
“So when young boys are learning that normal or appropriate sex is actually degrading, abusive sex, that’s a problem.”
YFS’ R4Respect and Men4Respect are evidence-based, peer-led respectful relationships programs.