Media literacy

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Counselling Online

Support services
Websites
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
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
law
media literacy
online
pornography
protective behaviours
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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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
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
families and friendships
gender
help seeking
gender diversity
law
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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Sexting and young people (2015)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
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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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
gender
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
romantic
sexual
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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Top tips from Talk soon. Talk often.

Free books/brochures
Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
families and friendships
gender
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
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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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
families and friendships
media literacy
parenting
pornography
relationships
romantic
sexual
sex education

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