Adolescence

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ABC

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adolescence
bodies
emotional literacy
gender
gender diversity
reproduction
sexual diversity

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

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Adolescent relationships

Teacher notes
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Western Australia
adolescence

Background information about adolescents' relationships with their families and peers. Includes related site resources and other recommended links.

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Adolescent romantic relationships - evidence summary report (2012)

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Australia
adolescence
relationships
romantic
sexual

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

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adolescence
consent
law

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

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Boy puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy

Books
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
contraception
parenting
puberty
sex education

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their sons about puberty and sex. Tells you what topics to cover and gives ideas on how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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Bullying. No way!

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adolescence
emotional literacy
friendships
bullying

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

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Western Australia
adolescence
pornography
friendships
romantic
sexual
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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Dr Yes

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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
families and friendships
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
relationships
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through dryes@amawa.com.au

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eSafeKids

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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
law
media literacy
online
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
sexting

eSafeKids educates, equips and empowers children and young people to have safe and positive experiences. eSafeKids support and inspire parents, carers, educators and other professionals to talk with children about Protective Behaviours, body safety, esafety, digital wellness and pornography. Services include: professional development, parent/carer and student workshops. Resources to teach: protective behaviours, body safety, consent, media literacy, digital wellness, cyber safety, pornography and more.

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eSafety Commissioner

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Australia
adolescence
help seeking
online
parenting
pornography
friendships
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 eSafety Commissioner.

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Everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex (but were afraid they’d ask): the secrets to surviving your child’s sexual development from birth to the teens

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International
adolescence
parenting
puberty
relationships

Written by doctors, a guide to coping with a child’s sexual maturation.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

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Western Australia
adolescence
body image
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gender
law
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pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sexting
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 in sexual situations.

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Girl puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween girl

Books
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
contraception
parenting
puberty
sex education

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their daughters about puberty and sex. Explains what topics to cover and how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

Books
Lower secondary
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Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
gender
gender diversity
LGBTI
puberty
friendships
romantic
sexual
bullying
sexual diversity
sexting

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.

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Headspace

Agencies
Support services
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Upper primary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
gender diversity
LGBTI
mental health
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
sexual diversity
sexual health

Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs, work and study support. There are over 100 centres in Australia. eheadspace is the national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals. qheadspace offers online support for LGBTQIA+ young people.

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How to use a condom

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Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
health literacy
parenting
sexual
safer sex

An animation from the Get The Facts website demonstrating how to use a condom correctly.

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It’s about more than just sex: curricula and educational materials to help young people achieve better sexual and reproductive health (2013)

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International
adolescence
parenting
sex education
sexual health

The toolkit provides descriptions of high-quality, adult- and youth-led curricula designed to improve youth sexual and reproductive health.

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Kids Helpline

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Australia
adolescence
families and friendships
help seeking
parenting
relationships
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

Books
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Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
families and friendships
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexting
STIs and BBVs

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.

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Let's talk about where babies come from

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
consent
families and friendships
LGBTI
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
sex education
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

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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