Non-fictionHow our kids are overstimulated, oversold and oversexed. Over two years Maggie Hamilton interviewed girls, teachers, school counsellors, psychologists and law enforcement and medical personnel to get an insider's view on what girls are experiencing at present, from birth to the teenage years.
Age appropriate answers to all of the tough questions children ask parents about sex. Set out in ages 3 - 14.
Age: Parents and teachers of 3 to 14 year olds
Topics: puberty, special needs, Autism
What girls on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers changes during puberty, menstruation, emotions, crushes, appropriate behaviours, friends, staying safe online.
Age: Parents and teachers.
Topics: puberty, Autism.
What boys on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers topics: changes during puberty, shaving, erections, wet dreams, crushes, friendships, internet safety, body safety, emotions.
Ages: Parents and teachers.
In 2016, the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) was engaged by the Department of Social Services to review what the available research evidence tells us about the impact exposure to and consumption of online pornography has on children and young people.
A WA Department of Health booklet developed to support parents to initiate regular and relaxed conversations with their children about relationships and sexuality. Age and stage appropriate information for parents with children birth to teens. First published 2011, updated in 2019.
2min 45sec video by AMAZE showing ways to take care of your body during puberty.
Topics: menstruation, puberty
A step by step guide on how to manage periods, including use and disposal of pads. A puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and Autism.
Topics: puberty. Autism, special needs.
A puberty resource written for boys with special needs, including intellectual disability, physical disability, communication disorder and Autism.
This UK resource is aimed at educating young people about the vulva (the outside part of the female reproductive system that is often misnamed ‘vagina’). The booklet uses illustrations to normalise the wide range of ‘normal’ when it comes to the appearance of the vulva. It also details the changes which happen during puberty that are often not described.
Topics: puberty, menstruation.
Uses simple text and colour illustrations to explain how to manage periods. It includes notes for parents, teachers and carers.
A puberty resource for boys, families, schools and community groups to explain the physical and emotional changes of puberty.
Age: 9 to 13 years.
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.
Professor Jessica Ringrose submission of evidence for Youth Select Committee 2017: Inquiry into body image
Key findings around sexualisation, gender, sexuality and body image drawn from international research and over a decade of international research. UK, 2017.
This article aims to better understand the factors that influence the initiation of first intercourse among adolescent females and to explore the context in which this occurs.
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.
'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.
A WA Department of Health booklet for both girls and boys addressing the changes that happen during puberty and how to look after yourself during this time. 'Girls and puberty' can be found on one side and then the booklet can be flipped over to read 'Boys and puberty'. Aimed at ages 10-13+.
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.
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.