6 short films centred around a group of 17 year old males and the issues they are dealing with. Topics: self-esteem, bullying, sexuality, suicide, crime, drink driving. .
'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.
Topics: friendships, conflict resolution, emotional literacy.
This picture book contains many examples of how to be a friend and offers kids practical suggestions about resolving arguments, getting over being shy, handling bossy children and bullies, and more.
Agers 4 to 8 years.
Topics: friendship, bullying, emotional literacy.
Kevin loves to go to the playground, but not when Sammy is there. Sammy, who boasts that he is King of the Playground, is there most of the time. If he catches Kevin on the swings or the slide or the monkey bars, Sammy says, he will do awful, terrible things to him. A book about friendship and bullying.
Ages: 4 to 8 years.
Topics: friendships, families, teasing, emotional literacy
Mimi loves her cousin Momo but he teases her all the time and she doesn't like it. Grandma helps to make a cunning plan so that Momo soon realises that teasing isn't such a good idea.
Age: 4+ years.
ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.
(18min 19 sec live cast video) The impact of image sharing and non-consensual image sharing (image based abuse). (Age 14+)
Topics: emotional literacy, friendships, bullying, stereotypes, gender, families.
A funny and touching story of a duckling who embraces his identity. Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy. But when his father is wounded by a hunter’s shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.
Age: 5 to 8 years.
Non fiction book: A frank, funny and honest guide to navigating consent and respectful relationships that helps young people understand the invisible rules governing consent and how to say yes, no and everything in between. Explores topics that young people need to know about consent from going to the doctor for the first time, working up to a first kiss through to sexual consent. Includes first-person anecdotes from real teens. https://booksfromaustralia.com/book/welcome-to-consent/
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.
Topics: friendships, problem solving.
One day, on the banks of a billabong, a very clever dingo caught a wombat and decided to make a wombat stew. Wombats friends trick Dingo into adding lots of ghastly ingredients and tasting the stew. They save Wombat and Dingo runs away.