Gender

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A proper little lady

Book
Gender
Fiction
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

Websites
Australia
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
contraception
diversity and inclusivity
emotional literacy
gender
sexual diversity
gender diversity
reproduction
safer sex

Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.

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Freedom Centre

Agencies
Support services
Western Australia
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
gender
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender 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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Gender Spectrum

International
gender
LGBTI
gender diversity

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
Western Australia
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
puberty
sexual
safer sex
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

Book
Australia
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
gender
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender diversity
puberty
friendships
bullying
sexting

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

Book
Free book/brochure
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
gender
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
safer sex
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 sissy duckling

Videos
Book
Fiction
emotional literacy
gender
families
friendships
bullying

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 book/brochure
Guidelines
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
gender
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
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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What's happening to our girls?

Book
Australia
Teacher
Parent
body image
gender
romantic
sexual
bullying
safer sex
sexualisation

Non-fiction

How 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.