Adolescence


2012 Adolescent romantic relationships

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

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2014 Young people, sex and relationships: The new norms

This report from the UK examines how young people can be educated about sex and relationships in this age of digital, mobile communications.

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2018 Mission Australia youth survey 2018

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

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

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Australian Government - Age of Consent Laws

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia.

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Bullying. No Way!

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

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

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

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. Legend High School's version of the play (external link) 1hr 51min 

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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Reachout.com

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

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: Sex Ed Rescue

Cath Hakanson is a sex educator that 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.

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Sexual health: Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

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: WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

Provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators.

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Sexual Health: YACWA - YEP Crew (Youth Educating Peers)

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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