Media literacy

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Counselling Online

Support services
Websites
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
families
help seeking
media literacy
mental health

Communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern using text-interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across Australia.

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eSafeKids

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Lower primary
Upper primary
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
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
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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Is pornography real or fake?

Q&As
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
Student FAQs
media literacy
pornography

Pornography is almost always fictional and not 'real'. It does not convey an accurate representation of adult sexual behaviours and desires.

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Real wired child: What parents need to know about kids online

Books
Parent
Australia
adolescence
families
media literacy
online
parenting
protective behaviours
sexting

Topics: online safety.


Non-fiction


The internet has changed parenting forever. Carr-Gregg provides an essential guide to the online world of today's real wired children, from toddlers to teenagers.


Age: Parents and teacher.

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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

Programs
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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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Sexting and young people (2015)

Research and reports
Teacher
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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Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex

Books
Free books/brochures
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sexual diversity
special needs

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.

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The effects of pornography on children and young people: An evidence scan

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
health education
media literacy
mental health
online
pornography
sexualisation

In 2016, the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) was engaged by the Department of Social Services to review what the available research evidence tells us about the impact exposure to and consumption of online pornography has on children and young people.

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Top tips from Talk soon. Talk often.

Free books/brochures
Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
special needs

Top 20 tips for talking to kids about relationships and sexuality and the top 10 reasons why we must talk soon and often. An A4 flyer that outlines the tips included in the Talk soon. Talk often book on page 10-11 and 76-77. 

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What bothers Australian kids online? Children comment on bullies, porn and violence

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
consent
media literacy
mental health
online
pornography
research and reports

A report on what Australian children from age 9 to 16 say about troubling content online. Children are exposed to cyberbully, pornographic content and violence from a young age. This study was modelled on a similar report that was done across 25 European counties in 2013.

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Youth Wellbeing Project

Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Professional development
Social media
Free books/brochures
Agencies
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
intimate relationships
media literacy
parenting
pornography
sex education

Assists people who work with youth, and young people themselves, in the area of relationships and sexuality education.

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YouTube blocks all anti-vaccine content

News articles
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
health education
immunisation
media literacy

ABC news article 30 September 2021