Gender

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10 principles of best practice RSE

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
sex education

SHINE's Relationships and sexual health education principles of best practice.

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Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
families
guidelines
intimate relationships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
research and reports
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

A research report from 2016 investigating what prompts parents to start the conversation about sexuality with their children. Many parents feel that their children are too young to talk about sexuality, and often don't know how to start the conversation. This article addresses barriers that parents experience in regards to talking about sexuality with their children.

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Canadian guidelines for sexual health education (2019)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
International
sex education
sexual health

Provides a framework for developing and evaluating evidence-based sexual health education in the Canadian context.

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Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents

Research and reports
Teacher
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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Developing sexual health programmes - a framework for action (WHO)

Guidelines
Teacher
International
health education
sex education
sexual health

Developed by the World Health Organization (2010), this framework can be used to develop a comprehensive, community-based sexual health program.

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Guide to responding to the sharing of explicit material

Guidelines
Teacher
Australia
guidelines
online
sexting

eSafety toolkit for schools: creating safer online environments

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Guide to sexual behaviours in children and young people (2015)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
pornography
protective behaviours
sex education
sexualisation
special needs

A traffic light guide to identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours

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Guide to supporting a student to affirm or transition gender identity at school

Guidelines
Teacher notes
Teacher
Western Australia
gender diversity
LGBTI

A guidelines developed by Inclusive Education WA outlining how to support a student to affirm their gender. Inclusive Education WA was defunded in October 2020.

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Guidelines for supporting sexual and gender diversity in schools (2014)

Guidelines
Western Australia
gender diversity
intersex variations
LGBTI
sexual diversity

The Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools were released by the Equal Opportunity Commission Western Australia in 2014 to assist schools, in both public and private education sectors, to effectively address bullying specific to sexuality and gender diversity.

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Guiding principles for the provision and practice of sexual health education (2003)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
parenting
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

This document, developed by the WA Department of Health in 2003, is a guide for the provision of effective community and school-based education about STIs.

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International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence informed approach (2018)

Guidelines
Teacher
International
health education
sex education
sexual health

This document is based on a rigorous review of evidence on sexuality education programs for 5-18 year olds. It is aimed at education and health-sector decision makers and professionals.

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Is this normal? Understanding your child's sexual development from birth to the teens

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
families
guidelines
parenting
protective behaviours
research and reports
sex education

This book explains the "Traffic Lights" framework for understanding and responding to children's sexual behaviours. It describes everyday situations and provides tools to support communication with children about sexuality and relationships.

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LGBTIQ+ inclusivity school climate assessment

Guidelines
Teacher
Western Australia
gender diversity
sexual diversity

An assessment tool developed by Inclusive Education WA to assess the environment of the school for the safety and inclusive of LGBTIQ+ students and staff. Assessment tools for staff, administration and students.

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Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolecent safer sex behavior: a meta-analysis

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
consent
families
guidelines
intimate relationships
pornography
protective behaviours
research and reports
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.

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Porn and your kids fact sheet

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
consent
parenting
pornography

1 page fact sheet with tips on how and why to talk about kids about pornography.

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Principles of gender-inclusive puberty and health education (2016)

Guidelines
Teacher
International
gender diversity
puberty
sex education

Providing perspectives and language to account for every student's unique journey through puberty to adulthood.

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Responding to problem sexual behaviour in children and young people (2019)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
guidelines
protective behaviours
puberty
sex education
sexual health
sexual abuse
sexualisation
special needs

Guidelines for education and care settings on responding to problem sexual behaviours (3rd edition, 2019). Lists age appropriate behaviours, concerning behaviours and serious behaviours with steps schools can take to respond and protect children.

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Sexuality and gender based bullying in schools fact sheets

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
gender diversity
guidelines
intersex variations
sexual diversity

Equal Opportunity Commission fact sheets for students, parents/care givers and school staff.

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Supporting sexual diversity, intersex and gender diversity in schools (2015)

Guidelines
Teacher
Australia
gender diversity
guidelines
intersex variations
sex education
sexual diversity

Safe schools Coalition Australia resource created in 2015.

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Talk it like it is

Guidelines
Books
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
guidelines
intimate relationships
parenting
sex education

A guide to communicating with your children about life, love, relationships and sex from SHINE South Australia.

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