Consent

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Age of consent laws

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

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Because it's my body!

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Lower primary
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International
consent
families
family and domestic violence
friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

Topics: protective behaviours, child abuse prevention, bodily autonomy, safety, art.


Fiction


Focusing on empowerment and prevention, this approachable book gives young children a way to reject unwanted, possibly harmful physical contact by adults and other kids.


Age: 4 to 7 years.

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

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

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.

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Calls to teach consent in schools

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Australia
consent
family and domestic violence
gender
help seeking
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sexualisation

7min TV news video from 10 Play, The Project (PG). 21 Feb 2021. An online petition has revealed the extent of alleged sexual assault playing out in Australia's schools.

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Dr Yes

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Western Australia
adolescence
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consent
contraception
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
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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

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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
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media literacy
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pornography
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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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Everyone's Got a Bottom

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Lower primary
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Australia
consent
family and domestic violence
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

A story about students keeping safe, written in a style that is fun and positive. It is a tool to start a conversation with students about self-protection (3 to 8 years). Available to purchase from Family Planning Queensland.

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Family Planning NSW

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special needs
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Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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Upper primary
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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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From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education

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International
adolescence
consent
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This book chapter presents findings from research with young people in England about their understandings of sexual consent. The study was carried out on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as part of their two year inquiry into sexual exploitation in the contexts of gangs and groups.

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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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Kaiyai Girl

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Western Australia
consent
friendships
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intimate relationships
multicultural
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Kaiyai Girl is a teaching resource for use with students in early adolescence through to early adulthood. It tackles the issues of drug and alcohol use and its impact on decision-making and personal control.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

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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

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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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Love Bites

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Australia
adolescence
consent
family and domestic violence
intimate relationships
sexual abuse

Respectful Relationships Education Program for young people aged 15-17 years. Consists of two interactive workshops: one on Relationship Violence, and one on Sex and Relationships, followed by creative workshops and community campaigns.

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Michael's bubbles - a protective behaviours storybook about personal space

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Lower primary
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Western Australia
Sexuality education
Fiction
bodies
consent
families
parenting
protective behaviours

Topics: protective behaviours, personal space


Fiction


Michael loves to ride his bike, catch a ball and play in his cubby, but most of all Michael loves to blow bubbles…and have cuddles with his Mum and Dad! A story to explain about personal space and how to respond safely to different situations and different people using a personal space plan (kiss, cuddle and squeeze bubble, hug bubble, high five bubble, wave bubble, stranger bubble).


Age: 4 to 9 years.

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My body belongs to me

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International
bodies
consent
families
family and domestic violence
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

Fiction


A straightforward story of a young girl that was sexually abused by a friend's uncle. The young girl tells her mum and dad who help her. Explains that it is not her fault. A rhyming book.

YouTube version 3min 9sec (external link)

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My body belongs to me from my head to my toes

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International
consent
families
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

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A story that covers safe touch, personal space, types of touch, how to say no to unwanted touch, and how to tell someone if abuse has happened. Includes a letter to parents/carers.

YouTube version 5min 36sec (external link)

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My underpants rule!

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Lower primary
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International
bodies
consent
parenting
protective behaviours

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A story that explains to children that what is under your underpants is private. No one is allowed to touch private parts and how to say no.

Book review by Cath Hak 2min 3sec (external link)

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No means no!

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Lower primary
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
parenting
protective behaviours

Fiction


A story about bodily autonomy, personal space, consent and protective behaviours.

YouTube version 3min 22sec (external link)

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