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NCJ Number: 229817 Find in a Library
Title: Pornography Awareness: A Process of Engagement with Northern Territory Indigenous Communities
Author(s): Colleen Bryant; Matthew Willis
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978 1 921532 41 2
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) examines how the pornography awareness campaign was developed and implemented with Northern Territory Indigenous communities, followed by a process review of the education initiative.
Abstract: The Northern Territory (NT) Department of Justice, using extensive consultation and engagement, have developed an innovative education campaign. Development and implementation was largely in accordance with both good practice principles for the implementation of Indigenous specific programs and evidence-based criteria for the implementation of effective sexual health education programs. The NT Justice education campaign provides Indigenous Australians with a unique and valuable opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding about legal and social issues. The central objective of the campaign was to encourage Indigenous adults to take responsibility for reducing the exposure of children to pornography and its potential harms and to empower parents in exercising these responsibilities. This review suggests that the education campaign model be rolled out into other Indigenous communities. In 2007, concerns about the exposure of Indigenous children to pornography and links between the use of pornography and sexual abuse of children led the NT Attorney General to approach the NT Justice about developing a media classification awareness and education campaign for Indigenous communities. With funding from the Australian Government, a campaign strategy involving workshops and facilitated discussions was developed and implemented in numerous Indigenous communities to communicate several messages. References and appendixes
Main Term(s): Pornography
Index Term(s): Australia; Child Pornography; Ethnic groups; Public education; Public information; Public relations programs
Note: AIC Reports: Technical and Background Paper 34
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