Friendships

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6 - short films for young males

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friendships
bullying

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. .

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Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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Fiction
families
friendships

Topics: resilience, emotions, feelings, jealousy, anger, hate, isolation,  injustice, siblings, friendship.


Fiction


Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair. His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!


Age: 6 to 9 years.

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Bullying. No way!

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Australia
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friendships
bullying

Managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities (SSSC) Working Group. The SSSC includes representatives from all states and territories, including Catholic and Independent schooling representatives. Members work together to create learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected and valued. Includes information about understanding, responding, preventing and teaching about bullying.

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Cyber savvy

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Western Australia
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Lower primary
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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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Don't let the pigeon drive the bus

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Fiction
friendships

Topics: peer pressure, emotional literacy, positive coping strategies.


Fiction


When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place - a pigeon! The pigeon pleads and begs his way through the book offering lots of opportunity for audience participation.


Age: 2 to 6 years.

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eSafety Commissioner

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Australia
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Lower primary
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A one-stop-shop for online safety, including classroom resources, outreach programs, school policies and parent resources from the Australian Government Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner.

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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Australia
Upper primary
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friendships

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

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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

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Australia
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
friendships
bullying

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.

'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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Horton hears a who!

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Fiction
friendships

Topics: friendships, kindness, trustworthiness, emotional literacy, perseverance, resilience.


Fiction


Horton, the loveable elephant, represents kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance in his quest to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust.


Ages 4 to 8.

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How to be a friend: A guide to making friends and keeping them

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Fiction
friendships
bullying

Topics: friendships, conflict resolution, emotional literacy.


Fiction


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.

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Kids Helpline

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Support services
Australia
Lower primary
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friendships

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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King of the playground

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Fiction
friendships
bullying

Topics: friendship, bullying, emotional literacy.


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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.

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No more teasing!

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Fiction
families
friendships

Topics: friendships, families, teasing, emotional literacy


Fiction


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.

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People 1st Programme

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Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
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friendships

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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Reachout.com

Websites
Apps
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
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families
friendships

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

Western Australia
families
friendships

The Western Australian branch of Relationships Australia offers a wide range of programs and services to support positive and respectful relationships.

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Relationships Australia

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Support services
Australia
Teacher
Parent
families
friendships

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. Each state has their own website with state specific services and information.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

Free book/brochure
Book
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
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Middle secondary
friendships

A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.

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SoSAFE!

Program/resource
Australia
Teacher
Parent
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Middle secondary
friendships

SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse. Provides teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.

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Videos
Australia
Upper secondary
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friendships

(18min 19 sec live cast video) The impact of image sharing and non-consensual image sharing (image based abuse). (Age 14+)

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