Gender

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A proper little lady

Books
Lower primary
Parent
Australia
International
gender

Topics: gender stereotypes and roles, diversity.


Fiction


Annabella Jones decides that today she will be a proper little lady and sets off to play in her very best dress! But the Proper Little Lady runs into all sorts of adventures - climbing trees, even playing football and arrives home looking a little less proper.


Age: 3+ years.

 

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ABC

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Lower secondary
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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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Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolecents

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
gender
gender diversity
mental health
parenting
research and reports
sexual diversity

Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines aiming to maximise quality care given to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia.

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Calls to teach consent in schools

News articles
Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
family and domestic violence
gender
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
sexual abuse
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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Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents

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Parent
Australia
families
gender
gender diversity
guidelines
parenting
research and reports

This paper provides an overview of survey findings and discusses the key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender and development, and parenting.

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Gender Spectrum

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Lower primary
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Lower secondary
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International
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
LGBTI

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
contraception
gender
intimate relationships
law
media literacy
online
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexualisation
STIs and BBVs

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.

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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
LGBTI
puberty
sexting
sexual 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.

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Issues Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) children and young people

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
families
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
parenting
research and reports
sex education
sexual diversity

Paper by the Commissioner for Children and Young People on gender and sexual diversity.

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Professor Jessica Ringrose submission of evidence for Youth Select Committee 2017: Inquiry into body image

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
body image
gender
sexualisation

Key findings around sexualisation, gender, sexuality and body image drawn from international research and over a decade of international research. UK, 2017.

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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

Programs
Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
consent
emotional literacy
friendships
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
law
media literacy
online
sexting
sexual abuse

A free three stage education program for high school students. Each stage offers a term of scaffolded lessons that builds upon the previous stage. Topics include: gender stereotypes and expectations, respectful relationship qualities, non-consensual image sharing, decision making frameworks, communication techniques, sexual consent and sexual assault, help seeking and critical analysis.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

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Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

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

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Sexuality education matters

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Programs
Teacher
Australia
gender
intimate relationships
sex education
sexual diversity

A university program created by Deakin University preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education.

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So what is a vulva anyway? - FREE

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Lower primary
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International
adolescence
bodies
body image
gender
puberty
reproduction

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.

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Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex

Books
Free books/brochures
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sexual diversity
special needs

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.

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The Freedom Centre

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Western Australia
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
LGBTI
sexual diversity

The Freedom Centre supports young people (under 26), families and communities to be healthy, happy and informed about diverse sexuality, sex and gender. They host drop in spaces and peer support for young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer and Questioning.

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The practical guide to love, sex and relationships

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Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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Teacher
Australia
consent
friendships
gender
health literacy
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
pornography
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual abuse
STIs and BBVs

A teaching resource from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, exploring relationships, sexual consent, equity and sexual and reproductive health.

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The sex education answer book

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
parenting
pornography
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

Non-fiction


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

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The sissy duckling

Books
Videos
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
International
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender

Topics: emotional literacy, friendships, bullying, stereotypes, gender, families.


Fiction


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.


Film version 53min (external link) 

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Top tips from Talk soon. Talk often.

Free books/brochures
Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
special needs

Top 20 tips for talking to kids about relationships and sexuality and the top 10 reasons why we must talk soon and often. An A4 flyer that outlines the tips included in the Talk soon. Talk often book on page 10-11 and 76-77. 

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