Thursday, 23 May 2024
At age 12 I was exposed to pornography for the first time, which led to an addiction that continued for over ten years and significantly affected my life. Through complete honesty and vulnerability, with support and accountability to others, I now enjoy a porn-free life.
Raising my children was the catalyst for Tāima Kōrero; I realised that my story isn’t what I want for any of our tamariki, and my journey isn’t a journey that other young people should have to go through.
Having owned my own Audio Visual & Automation company for 12 years, I decided to shift focus and become part of the solution and moved into the field of helping parents and young people tackle the issue of pornography.
After extensively studying the harm pornography brings to young people, I developed a suite of tools for helping parents, which are now shared in Tāima Kōrero workshops. During my research, I also discovered that parents often feel isolated and under-equipped to discuss porn with the young people in their lives.
Tāima Kōrero provides support, tools, and resources for whānau seeking to mitigate the harmful effects of pornography and was proudly the 2nd Runner up in the 2023 Community Enterprise Awards in North Canterbury, and now has a national reach.
In today’s digital world, young people being exposed to pornography isn’t a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’. Pornography is sweeping through our society like a tsunami, and we have yet to see the long-term impacts. By providing strategies that allow parents and kids to work as a team, we can mitigate the harmful effects of pornography on Aotearoa’s young people. Pornography and its impacts can seriously and adversely impact families and family dynamics, and create a mispositioned understanding and perspective of love, and sex resulting in abuse occurring.
Tāima Kōrero equips parents and educators with the tools to effectively talk about pornography with young people. By having the right conversations in a timely way, we can reduce the impact of pornography and support our young people to have healthy sexual relationships as adults.
For more information on hosting a Tāima Kōrero workshop please visit our Book a Workshop page or email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get back to you with all the information you need to get the process underway.