Children and young people are bombarded with hyperse*ualised messages from media and popular culture. Even small children are worried about their looks and physical appearance, shaped and conditioned at the earliest of ages by a dominant message that tells them they have to be ‘hot’ be liked and accepted. Drawing from current global literature on the subject, as well as the experiences of young people themselves, Melinda will explore with us how the proliferation of se*ualized images and messages contributes to a distorted view of bodies, relationships and s*xuality in young people, hampering their healthy physical emotional and social development. How can we address this toxic culture and raise happy, healthy and resilient young people who value their dignity and self-worth and aspire to relationships based on respect and authentic connection? Melinda will provide practical tips and resources to help us achieve this.
Sorrento, WA 6020
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