Bodies

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A secret safe to tell

Books
Lower primary
Parent
Australia
bodies
emotional literacy
help seeking
protective behaviours

A picture book that encourages conversations about body safety, the importance of not keeping secrets and confiding in trusted adults if something is making you uncomfortable.

Reading of book by Naomi Hunter (4min 18sec) .

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ABC

Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
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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Baby Center videos

Videos
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
reproduction

A range of 3D animated videos exploring pregnancy and birth (US).

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Circumcision

Illustrations
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
reproduction

A GDHR printable illustration showing a circumcised and uncircumcised penis. This can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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DivaCup - free menstrual cup education resources

Programs
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
puberty
reproduction

Diva International Inc. provides free resources about the DivaCup to health professionals and educators. Menstrual cups are a sustainable menstrual care option. To access a free education pack, contact the Australian distributor - Barton Brands info@bartonbrands.com.au. The educator pack includes: 1 x Model 0 DivaCup (for under 18s); 1 x Model 1 DivaCup (for under 30s and those who have not had a child); 1 x Model 2 DivaCup (for over 30s and/or those who have had a child); 1 x educational brochure.

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Dr Yes

Presenters/Workshops
Agencies
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
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

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
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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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.

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Female reproductive system

Illustrations
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
reproduction

A range of GDHR labelled illustrations of the female reproductive system - front view, side view, coloured and black & white. These can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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Foetal development

Illustrations
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
reproduction

A GDHR illustration showing foetal development during pregnancy within a side view of the body at 4 week intervals to 40 weeks.

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Girl stuff for girls aged 8-12

Books
Upper primary
Australia
bodies
emotional literacy
families
friendships
puberty

A 176 page non-fiction book.

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Hair in funny places

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
International
bodies
emotional literacy
puberty

A 32 page picture book. Light-hearted book outlining the changes during puberty.

Cath Hak's review of book (4min 02sec) .

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How to talk to kids about bodies

Books
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
body image
parenting
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Non-fiction


A 38 page guide for parents showing them how to have shame-free conversations with their child about their genitals.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 0 to 12 years.

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It's not the stork!: a book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends

Books
Lower primary
International
bodies
puberty
reproduction

A 64 page book with illustrations that tackles questions young children have about how they were born and their bodies.

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Let's talk about body boundaries, consent and respect

Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
protective behaviours

A 42 page picture book that teaches children about body boundaries, both theirs and others, and consent in relation to their personal space. Child friendly, providing scenarios for parents and trusted adults to discuss a child's growing sense of self with them.

Jayneen Sanders reads the book (13min 36sec – length of video) .

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Let's talk about sex

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
families
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
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 the birds and the bees

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
consent
families
intimate relationships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Non-fiction


Cartoon illustrated book for parents to read to children about differences between male and female reproductive systems, private body parts, sexual intercourse, love, puberty, what touching is ok/not ok, families. Simple facts as a starting point for conversations. 

Book review by Cath Hak 6min (external link)


Age: Parents and teachers of 4 to 11 year olds.

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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
intimate relationships
LGBTI
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
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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Making sense of sex: a forthright guide to puberty, sex and relationships for people with Asperger's Syndrome

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
intimate relationships
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual health
special needs

A paperback book for teenagers and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome who have questions about puberty, sex and relationships.

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Male reproductive system

Illustrations
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
reproduction

A range of GDHR illustrations of the male reproductive anatomy - side view - coloured, black & white, labelled and unlabelled, with erection, without erection. Can be downloaded and printed for use in classrooms.

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