Adolescence

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2018 Mission Australia youth survey 2018

Research and reports
Australia
adolescence

Survey of 28,000 Australian young people aged 15-19 years. Covering topics such as: education; post school plans; employment; values and concerns; who they go to for help; family relationships; discrimination; what activities they are involved in; happiness; feelings about the future. Broken down into state responses.

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ABC Splash

Websites
adolescence
bodies
emotional literacy
gender
reproduction
safer sex

Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.

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Adolescent romantic relationships (2012)

Research and reports
Australia
adolescence

An evidence summary outlining why adolescent relationships are important and whether they should be encouraged or avoided.

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Australian Government - Age of Consent Laws

Australia
adolescence
consent

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia.

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Bullying. No Way!

Websites
adolescence
emotional literacy
friendships

Managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group. Members work together to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected and valued.

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Cyber Savvy

Websites
adolescence
sexting
friendships

A web resource developed in Western Australia to help young people prevent and address problems associated with online behaviour, particularly image-sharing.

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Get the Facts - Laugh and Learn Videos

Videos
adolescence
bodies
media literacy
puberty
safer sex
stis and bbvs

Check out the Get the Facts 'Laugh and Learn' series of videos on the Get the Facts website. Designed to make young people laugh ... while they learn about puberty, condoms, BBVs and keeping safe.

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Girls like that and other plays

Book
Adolescence
Sexuality education
Cyberworld
Fiction
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
lgbti
puberty
sexting
friendships

Topics: sexting, LGBTI, sexual diversity, families, transgender, gender diversity.


Fiction


'Girls Like That' explores the pressures caused by technology when a schoolgirls naked photograph goes viral.

'Banana Boys' is about the challenge of being on the school football team and being secretly gay.

'Holloway Jones' is a about with growing up with a parent in prison.

'Pronoun' is about two childhood sweethearts dealing with the fact that one of them, Isabella, has come out as transgender.


Ages: 13+

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Kids Helpline

Australia
adolescence
help seeking
friendships

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The website also provides lots of valuable information for kids and parents.

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Let's talk about sex

Book
Sexuality education
adolescence
bodies
lgbti
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Topics: sex education


Non-fiction


Biological and psychological information about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and STIs, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. New edition includes expanded information on internet, texting safety, contraception and LGBT.


Age: Parents and teachers of pre-teens and teens.

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Let's talk about where babies come from

Book
Reproduction
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
stis and bbvs

Topics: sex education, conception, reproduction, families, bodies.


Non-fiction


Comics and cartoons outlining:  similarities and differences between girls and boys, growing up, reproductive organs, how babies are made, what sex is, what is love, same sex attraction, conception, pregnancy, different types of birth, genetics (e.g. hair colour), different kinds of families, keeping safe (consensual touch), HIV (but not other STI/BBVs). A book that parents/teachers can read to younger children, or older children can read themselves. 

Book review by Cath Hak 4min 36sec.


Age: 7 to 11 years.

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Let's Yarn!

Websites
adolescence
safer sex
sex education
stis and bbvs

Let’s Yarn! has been developed to make it easier for educators, parents and health professionals to talk to young Aboriginal people about ways of developing strong, safe and healthy relationships. The website brings together useful resources developed by WA Health and other government and non-government agencies around Australia.

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Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Websites
adolescence
help seeking
pornography
sexting
friendships

A one-stop-shop for online safety, including classroom resources, outreach programs, school policies and parent resources.

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Profile of children and young people in WA 2020

Research and reports
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence

Commissioner for Children and Young People's profile of children and young people in WA.

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Reachout.com

Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
health education
help seeking
safer sex
sex education
sexting
friendships

Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.

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Relationships Australia

Australia
adolescence
friendships

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities with an aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

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Sex education

Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education

Sex Ed Rescue is run by Cath Hakanson, a sex educator who helps parents to get the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with their children about sex and relationships. This site offers videos, resources, books reviews, and a free 5 day sex ed bootcamp. Sex Ed Rescue also have a parent Facebook Group that offers opportunities for parents to seek feedback on specific topics and scenarios.

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Sexual health

Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
help seeking
pornography
preventative health
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
stis and bbvs

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual orientation, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.

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Sexual Health

Western Australia
adolescence
health education
help seeking
preventative health
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
stis and bbvs

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators. Funds service providers to deliver free and low cost education sessions, professional development, clinical appointments, testing and treatment.

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Sexual Health

Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
pornography
preventative health
puberty
reproduction
safer sex

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia's (YACWA) YEP Crew support and educate young people in relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues. They run a variety of interactive workshops for young people that run from 45 min to 1.5 hours and are led by peer educators. Topics include: respectful relationships and consent; STIs and BBVs; contraception; gender and sexuality; the technosexual world; sex and the law.

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