Thursday, 3 August 2017 – Wellington

8.30 am  

Networking, coffee & registrations.

9.00 am 

Karakia  – Welcome.

9.15 am  

Keynote: Eroticising Inequality: Pornography, Young People and Sexuality – what are the issues, explaining the implications and costs, scoping the damage.

Maree Crabbe, Risk & Reality, Australia

10.15 am 

Networking break and morning tea.

10.45 am 

Keynote – Pornography and sexual culture in NZ.

Prof Nicola Gavey, University of Auckland

11.30 am

A Youth Perspective – how pornography is impacting on young people in NZ (from youth workers and young people who can describe the practical impacts and lived experience).

Riki Nofo’akifolau, Village Collective

12.00 pm   

Networking lunch.

12.45 pm

Exploring International Best Practice Pornography Education (what we know and need to know).

Prof Michael Flood, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

1.30 pm 

How can addressing pornography fit within a national education programme around healthy relationships, consent and sexuality?

  1. Sexuality Education in The New Zealand Curriculum – Katie Fitzpatrick – Associate Professor, University of Auckland
  2. Respectful relationships education: An opportunity to address pornography’s influence – Cara Gleeson – Our Watch, Australia
  3. Mates & Dates – the New Zealand experience – Mike McCarthy – ACC

3.00 pm

Networking break and afternoon tea.

3.15 pm

Showcasing Safe Surfer technology.

Rory Birkbeck, Safe Surfer


Interactive sector workshops to explore issues / responses / strategic considerations:

  1. Family and sexual violence related issues (led by Mike McCarthy)
  2. Education and the role of schools (led by Associate Professor Katie Fitzpatrick & Dr Darren Powell, University of Auckland)
  3. Youth Justice issues (led by Maree Crabbe)

4.30 pm  

Report back and facilitated discussion regarding the way forwards. 

4.45 pm

Closing remarks.

5.00 pm

End of day.

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