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4510.0 - Recorded Crime - Australia, 2017

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
law
research and reports

Statistics of the prevalence of sexual assault in Australia in 2017.

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Age of consent laws

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Australia
adolescence
consent
intimate relationships
law

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia from the Australian Government, Child Family Community Australia.

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Calls to teach consent in schools

News articles
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Lower secondary
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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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Consent - the real sex talk

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Lower secondary
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International
consent
law

8min 19sec video from a NZ health campaign. Shows a divers range of real people giving straight-forward information on the laws around consent, what consent looks like, sounds like and feels like. Helps young people to know what to look for to make sure they have consent from their sexual partner.

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Dr Yes

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Lower secondary
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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

The Australian Medical Association of Western Australia (AMA WA) Dr Yes project sends specially trained volunteer medical students into high schools to have frank, open discussions on topics concerning youth health including sexual health. Enquiries can be made through dryes@amawa.com.au

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eSafeKids

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Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Lower primary
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Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
law
media literacy
online
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
sexting

eSafeKids educates, equips and empowers children and young people to have safe and positive experiences. eSafeKids support and inspire parents, carers, educators and other professionals to talk with children about Protective Behaviours, body safety, esafety, digital wellness and pornography. Services include: professional development, parent/carer and student workshops. Resources to teach: protective behaviours, body safety, consent, media literacy, digital wellness, cyber safety, pornography and more.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Lower secondary
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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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Lessons learned from child sexual abuse research: prevalence, outcomes, and preventive strategies

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
law
protective behaviours
research and reports
sexual abuse

This article aims to heighten awareness of mental health professional on the widespread social problem of child sexual abuse. The focus is on prevalence, mental health outcomes, and preventative strategies.

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Ms Represented

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Websites
Australia
gender
gender diversity
health education
law

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.

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PB West

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Professional development
Presenters/Workshops
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
law
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

PB West provide Protective Behaviours education training and information for schools, educators and parents.

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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

Free books/brochures
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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RESPECT Counselling Service

Support services
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Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
families
family and domestic violence
friendships
help seeking
intimate relationships
law
mental health
parenting
sexual abuse

Free 24 hour national counselling service for people at risk of, or who have experienced physical or sexual violence.

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Responding to children and young people's disclosures of abuse

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Teacher
Parent
International
law
protective behaviours
research and reports
sexual abuse

Practice brief addressing children's and young people's disclosure of abuse. It offers suggestions to parents, family members, friends, professionals or others to help respond to children and young people at the time of disclosure and in the longer term.

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Sex. Youth Law Australia

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Websites
Lower secondary
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Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
friendships
intimate relationships
law
parenting
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Youth Law Australia give free and confidential legal advice about sex and dating. This site discussed sex, dating, and relationships.

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Sexting and young people (2015)

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Parent
Australia
consent
intimate relationships
law
media literacy
online
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
sex education
sexting

47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.

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Sexual consent toolkit

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Lower secondary
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Teacher
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Australia
consent
help seeking
intimate relationships
law
protective behaviours
sexual health
sexual abuse

Toolkit from Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (RASARA) that covers a range of issues relating to sexual consent and sexual assault. RASARA are an organisation that advocates for rape and consent law reform across Australia.

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Tagged

Videos
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Australia
adolescence
consent
friendships
law
pornography
sexting
sexualisation

(18min 19 sec live cast video) The impact of image sharing and non-consensual image sharing (image based abuse). (Age 14+)

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The practical guide to love, sex and relationships

Programs
Teacher notes
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Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
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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WA Health Working with Youth: A legal resource for community-based professionals

Guidelines
Research and reports
Teacher
Western Australia
health education
law
mental health

This resource contains information for health professionals working with young people, but it also useful to teachers and schools. It provides detailed legal and policy frameworks in relation to various issues including duty of care, consent, confidentiality, sexual health, mental health, drugs and online safety. It also includes case studies.