Adolescence

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ABC

Websites
Australia
Teacher
Parent
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
adolescence
bodies
diversity and inclusivity
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 - evidence summary report (2012)

Research and reports
Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence

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

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Age of consent laws

Agencies
Australia
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
consent

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia from the Australian Government, Child Family Community Australia.

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Bullying. No way!

Websites
Australia
Teacher
Parent
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
adolescence
emotional literacy

Managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group. The SSSC includes representatives from all states and territories, including Catholic and Independent schooling representatives. Members work together to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected and valued. Includes information about understanding, responding, preventing and teaching about bullying.

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Cyber savvy

Websites
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
adolescence
sexting

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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eSafety Commissioner

Websites
Agencies
Australia
Teacher
Parent
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
adolescence
help seeking
pornography
sexting

A one-stop-shop for online safety, including classroom resources, outreach programs, school policies and parent resources from the Australian Government Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Western Australia
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
puberty
safer sex
sexualisation
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 for teenagers

Book
Australia
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
lgbti
puberty
sexting

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

Agencies
Support services
Australia
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
help seeking

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
International
Teacher
Parent
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
International
Teacher
Parent
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
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
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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Mission Australia youth survey (2018)

Research and reports
Australia
Teacher
Parent
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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People 1st Programme

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
help seeking
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
stis and bbvs

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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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

Websites
Apps
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
health education
help seeking
mental health
safer sex
sex education
sexting

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

Agencies
Support services
Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence

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. Each state has their own website with state specific services and information.

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Sex Ed Rescue

Agencies
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
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 and Blood-borne Virus Program

Agencies
Western Australia
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
health education
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
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 and Family Planning ACT

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Middle secondary
adolescence
bodies
consent
pornography
preventative health
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
special needs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.

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