This is The Dignify Podcast, the place to be if you want to learn more about parenting, digital safety and how to navigate our increasingly online world. Hosted by CEO/Founder Helen Roberts with incredible guests in each episode ranging from comedians to futurists to headteachers, this pilot podcast is your audio-handbook on how to raise digitally resilient children.
Dignify is a charity based in Hertfordshire that seeks to normalise conversations about pornography and equip young people to have healthy relationship, free from online harms. From school workshops to conversations in Parliament, Dignify is succeeding in empowering children and parents to navigate the online world safely. Find out more about what we do at dignify.org .
12 - You Must Be Joking - Andy Kind & Tony Vino
Ever wondered how to have the awkward conversations about porn, social media and other digital challenges with our child? Listen as Helen chats with two nationally acclaimed comedians and gets them role-playing some conversations. Let's get over the awkward moments, embrace the challenges and smile as we talk!
11 - Sense & Censorship - Reg Bailey CBE
Listen as Helen chats with Reg Bailey CBE about his report he submitted to the government about the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood. Reg serves on the BBFC, ASA and has years of experience in this arena. Parents, this will help you.
10 - Beyond Awkward - talking porn with my daughter
This one is personal. Join Helen as she chats with her eldest daughter who reveals she used to watch porn without her mum knowing. Daughter, Bethany, shares openly and provides helpful insights that all parents can learn from.
9 - Digital Dads - Elliott Rae
Helen chats with Elliott Rae, dad, speaker, author & BBC documentary presenter about how he is working to help fathers navigate their own mental health and provide the best start for their children online and offline.
8 - In the Headteachers’ Office - Sylvia Tai & Michael Jones
In June 2021 Ofsted reported that sexual harassment is normalised in secondary schools and schools should assume their students are impacted by this. Helen chats with two leading Secondary Headteachers about the harsh realities in their schools and how working in partnership with parents, this toxic culture can change.
7 - A Courageous Confession - Andrew’s story
Listen as Helen chats with a young man who courageously shares his story of how his internet activity, that started when he was a 10-year-old, escalated. Now, a young man on the sexual offenders register, Andrew is sharing his story to help parents talk more with their own children.
(parental advisory - this is for parents to listen to - not children)