Sex Ed By Porn? - 2018

Help equip young people for a sexuality that is safe, respectful and fully consenting.

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Gain skills to assist young people whose sexual understandings have been distorted by pornography

Over the past decade or so, pornography has become both more mainstream and more hardcore. For young people growing up in this era of ever new and accessible technology it is almost impossible to avoid exposure to pornography. The classroom or parent talk is now no match for porn – with its endless array of gyrating bodies, offering a quick, easy and anonymous sexual charge. 

Porn has become the default sexuality educator for young people growing up online. Consumption – particularly for young men – has become normalized.  And the ways young people understand and experience gender and sex are being influenced by what they – or their partners or peers – observe in porn, with serious implications for their capacity to negotiate free and full consent, for mutual respect, for sexual health, and for gender equality.

This workshop will help you understand how pornography is shaping young people’s sexual expectations and experiences and give you tools to help equip young people for a sexuality that is safe, respectful and fully consenting.

The training is led by Maree Crabbe, whose work on pornography, together with her colleague, David Corlett, includes conducting over 140 interviews with young people, academics, professionals who work with young people, performers, producers, directors, executives and agents from the pornography industry in Hungary and the U.S.

Date & Location

Auckland - 28 November 2018

Auckland Grammar School

Old Boys’ Pavilion

55-85 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland

(see below in 'Further Details' for carparking information)

Workshop runs: 9.00am - 3.30pm, with Registration from 8.30am

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, youth workers, counsellors, police and people working in health promotion,
youth justice, sexual assault and family violence. 
If you work with young people you will benefit from this workshop. 

This workshop will assist participants to develop their understanding of how easily accessible pornography is influencing young people’s sexual expectations and behaviour. It builds participants’ confidence and skills to address these issues with young people, and provides an introduction to resources available to support this work.

In May 2018 and November 2017, Maree presented this workshop in a sell-out series across New Zealand. If you attended one of her previous workshops, please tell your colleagues and friends that Maree is back to continue her work in this important space.

Delegates from previous workshops have reported:

“Extremely relevant content for all who work to support youth mental and personal health and well being.”

“So helpful and absolutely worth attending. I am looking forward to taking today’s learnings back into my community.”

“Do MORE – everywhere to everyone. This is essential for all our futures. Thank you.”

“Thought provoking, insightful, sobering and motivating.”

“Maree- thanks for your enthusiasm and passion for this work. You have some great ideas for raising the issues with a variety of audiences and people.”

“This was the best workshop I’ve ever attended!!”

“Excellent content and presenter, this has given me a desire to push further with this topic.”

“Frank and enlightening, while still respecting other people’s boundaries.”

“Beautifully blunt.”


Maree Crabbe

Maree Crabbe coordinates the community education project Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality. She is Co-Producer and Co-Director of the broadcast documentary films Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography and The Porn Factor, and author of In The Picture – a new school resource to assist secondary schools to address the influence of explicit sexual imagery.

Maree has worked with young people – and on issues affecting young people – for over 20 years. She has developed and delivered programs focusing on sexual violence prevention, sexual diversity, pornography, and prevention of sexually transmissible infections. Maree’s articles on young people, sexuality and pornography have been published in online and print media.

For more information about Maree’s work on the Reality & Risk project, see It’s time we talked

Price & Registration

One Day Workshops
Earlybird Special – $190.00 + GST
Standard Price - $220.00 + GST

Registration process

Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 06 878 3456 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 plus GST service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). You will be sent the event's materials upon request.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

Further Details


Morning tea and lunch are included.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. In an effort to keep the price as low as possible, other special dietary requirements are unable to be catered for. You are however welcome to bring your own snacks and lunch.


Parking will be available on the grass area inside the school grounds, off Barnett Crescent (Barnett Crescent is off Clive Rd which is directly opposite the Auckland Grammar School Hostel). 

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For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at or
Phone: 06 878 3456