A proper little lady
Topics: gender stereotypes and roles, diversity.
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.
Learning resources mapped to Australian Curriculum. Includes: videos about the human body, viruses, bacteria.
Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolecents
Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines aiming to maximise quality care given to trans and gender diverse children and adolescents across Australia.
Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents
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.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos
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.
Girls like that and other plays for teenagers
'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.
I think I might be transgender: a booklet made by and for transgender youth
A 22 page booklet that covers topics including what it means to be transgender and other questions such as 'What does it mean to be transgender" and "Am I normal".
Issues Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) children and young people
Paper by the Commissioner for Children and Young People on gender and sexual diversity.
Mandatory Consent Education in Australia
Article that discusses the mandatory teaching of consent in Australian schools focusing on how consent is an integral part of all relationships but how education in schools must continue to develop and listen to young people in terms of how relationships are taught to students.
This web page is an overview of an ABC documentary that interviewed women who are or have been in Australian politics. The web page provides an introduction that highlights historical moments and that so many of these moments have only recently occurred in Australian history.
Professor Jessica Ringrose submission of evidence for Youth Select Committee 2017: Inquiry into body image
Key findings around sexualisation, gender, sexuality and body image drawn from international research and over a decade of international research. UK, 2017.
RELATE: Respectful relationships education program
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.
Relationships, sex and other stuff
A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.
Sex is a funny word: a book about bodies, feelings, and you
A 160 page comic book for the early primary school years that opens up conversations between young people and their trusted adults on bodies, gender and sexuality for children in a safe way.
Sexuality education matters
A university program created by Deakin University preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education.
So what is a vulva anyway?
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.
Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex
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.
The Freedom Centre
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.
The gender creative child
A 304 page paperback for parents, teachers and families in relation to children whose gender expression is fluid or question the gender they were assigned at birth.