Background notes on relationships and sexual health education topics
Background teacher notes
Sex and alcohol (and other drugs)
Alcohol and drug (AOD) use by adolescents increases the likelihood of engaging in risk-taking behaviours such as having unprotected sex.
Sex and the law
WA laws around sex, consent, sexual assault and image based abuse.
Sexting is defined as sharing explicit images, messages, or videos via the internet or mobile phones; a combination of the words ‘sex’ and ‘texting’.
Sexuality isn’t defined by who someone has sex with, it’s about how someone feels and how they choose to identify themselves. This can include how someone is attracted to others – physically, emotionally, romantically, and sexually. Sexual identity is complex and diverse. It is and is not necessarily as simple as being ‘gay’ or ‘straight’ but there are some common labels and definitions to help understand some aspects of sexuality.
STIs and BBVs
Different types of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs).