SHINE's Relationships and sexual health education principles of best practice.
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.
Provides a framework for developing and evaluating evidence-based sexual health education in the Canadian context.
An overview of survey findings discussing key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender stereotypes, development, and parenting.
Developed by the World Health Organization (2010), this framework can be used to develop a comprehensive, community-based sexual health program.
From ‘no means no’ to ‘an enthusiastic yes’: Changing the Discourse on Sexual Consent Through Sex and Relationships Education
This book chapter presents findings from research with young people in England about their understandings of sexual consent. The study was carried out on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, as part of their two year inquiry into sexual exploitation in the contexts of gangs and groups.
eSafety toolkit for schools: creating safer online environments
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article provides comment on the effects of COVID on mental health on children and social inequalities. It points to the idea that schools should be appreciated not only as sites for academic and social learning, but also settings that can enhance student health and wellbeing.
An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.
1 page fact sheet with tips on how and why to talk about kids about pornography.
Providing perspectives and language to account for every student's unique journey through puberty to adulthood.
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.
Equal Opportunity Commission fact sheets for students, parents/care givers and school staff.
A resource that helps schools develop groups that empower all young people and in particular members of the LGBTIQA+ community. This resource schools to be inclusive and supportive environments free from discrimination, bullying and harassment regardless of intersex status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Safe schools Coalition Australia resource created in 2015.
A guide to communicating with your children about life, love, relationships and sex from SHINE South Australia.