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CANCELLED : Addressing porn in the curriculum: instilling habits of joy & love

  • 20 May 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Room 7 CEO Conference Centre, 116 George Street, Thebarton
  • 23



The aim of this workshop is to share some key findings from last year’s (2018) MITIOG Inquiry. Eight schools participated in some action research to consider some ways forward in addressing the issue of pornography and its problematic impact on children and young people. Maree Crabbe (researcher in the field) provided participants with background information on the issue, which included case studies, statistics and research. Maree also shared resources to assist with curriculum planning, parent education and policy development. These were trialled, critiqued, and adapted for the Catholic context. At the end of the day, we were left with more questions than answers. Therefore, this workshop will share findings as well as opening up a problem solving space for addressing this issue collectively into the future.     


  • To provide background information and research about the issue of pornography and its impact on children and young people
  • To present findings from the 2018 MITIOG Inquiry schools about possible curriculum resources, parent education and school wide processes
  • To discuss the issue: concerns, sensitivities and the Catholic context
  • To consider ways forward 

This workshop is not for the faint of heart. The research suggests an imperative call to action. Despite the porn industry’s ability to infiltrate the online community, we may calmly and collectively work together to instil habits of joy and love through our MITIOG program.

INTENDED PARTICIPANTS:  APRIMs, RECs, MITIOG Key Teachers, interested RE teachers, Education Consultants. All teachers welcome.   


Standard 1: 1.1

Standard 2: 2.1, 2.2

Standard 3: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Standard 4: 4.4, 4.5

Standard 5: 5.1

Standard 6: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4

Standard 7: 7.3, 7.4



For visitors to the George Street or Kintore Street Conference Centres or meeting rooms is available in the Queen of Angels Church carpark. Please access the carpark from South Road.  

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