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Age of consent laws

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Australia
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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

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Australia
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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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Dr Yes

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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
families and friendships
health education
health literacy
immunisation
intersex variations
law
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
relationships
sexual
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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Professional development
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Lower secondary
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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

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Western Australia
adolescence
body image
contraception
gender
law
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online
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puberty
relationships
romantic
sexual
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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PB West

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Professional development
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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

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Western Australia
adolescence
consent
emotional literacy
families and friendships
gender
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gender diversity
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media literacy
online
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
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

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Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
gender
gender diversity
law
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online
pornography
puberty
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friendships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sexual diversity
sexting

A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.

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RESPECT Counselling Service

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Australia
consent
families and friendships
help seeking
law
mental health
parenting
relationships
friendships
family and domestic violence
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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Sexting and young people (2015)

Research and reports
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Australia
consent
law
media literacy
online
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
relationships
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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Australia
consent
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sexual health
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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

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Australia
adolescence
consent
law
pornography
friendships
romantic
sexual
bullying
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

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Australia
consent
families and friendships
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health literacy
law
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puberty
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friendships
romantic
sexual
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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Welcome to consent

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Australia
consent
health literacy
law
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
family and domestic violence
bullying

Non fiction book: A frank, funny and honest guide to navigating consent and respectful relationships that helps young people understand the invisible rules governing consent and how to say yes, no and everything in between. Explores topics that young people need to know about consent from going to the doctor for the first time, working up to a first kiss through to sexual consent. Includes first-person anecdotes from real teens. https://booksfromaustralia.com/book/welcome-to-consent/

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project

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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
families and friendships
gender diversity
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
reproduction
relationships
safer sex
sexual diversity
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia's (YACWA) YEP Crew support and educate young people in relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues. They run a variety of interactive workshops for young people that run from 45 min to 1.5 hours and are led by peer educators. Topics include: respectful relationships and consent; STIs and BBVs; contraception; gender and sexuality; the technosexual world; sex and the law.

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Youth Law Australia

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Australia
adolescence
consent
help seeking
law
online
parenting
pornography
sexting

Provides free, confidential legal information and help for young people under 25 in Australia.