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6th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health (2018)

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Australia
gender diversity
online
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The 6th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2018 and involved over 6000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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Cyber savvy

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Western Australia
adolescence
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A web resource developed in Western Australia to help young people prevent and address problems associated with online behaviour, particularly image-sharing.

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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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eSafety Commissioner

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Australia
adolescence
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A one-stop-shop for online safety, including classroom resources, outreach programs, school policies and parent resources from the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

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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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Let's talk about sex

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
contraception
families and friendships
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexting
STIs and BBVs

Non-fiction


Biological and psychological information about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and STIs, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. New edition includes expanded information on internet, texting safety, contraception and LGBT.

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Reachout.com

Apps
Support services
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Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families and friendships
health education
help seeking
gender diversity
mental health
multicultural
online
relationships
friendships
safer sex
sexual diversity
sexting

Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.

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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

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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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Relationships, sex and other stuff

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Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
gender
gender diversity
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
relationships
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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Sex Ed Rescue

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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
families and friendships
gender diversity
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puberty
reproduction
relationships
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sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

Sex Ed Rescue is run by Cath Hakanson, a sex educator who helps parents to get the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with their children about sex and relationships. This site offers videos, resources, books reviews, and a free 5 day sex ed bootcamp. Sex Ed Rescue also have a parent Facebook Group that offers opportunities for parents to seek feedback on specific topics and scenarios.

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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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Surge in teens seeking cyberbullying and sexting help during COVID

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Australia
adolescence
help seeking
mental health
online
romantic
sexual
bullying
sexting

ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.

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Tagged

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Australia
adolescence
consent
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pornography
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romantic
sexual
bullying
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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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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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The growing up book for boys

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families and friendships
online
parenting
puberty
relationships
friendships
romantic
special needs

Topics: puberty, Autism.


Non-fiction


What boys on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers topics: changes during puberty, shaving, erections, wet dreams, crushes, friendships, internet safety, body safety, emotions.


Ages: Parents and teachers.


Book review by Cath Hak 4min 2sec (external links)

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The growing up guide for girls

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families and friendships
online
parenting
puberty
relationships
friendships
romantic
special needs

Topics: puberty, special needs, Autism


Non-fiction


What girls on the Autistic Spectrum need to know about puberty. Covers changes during puberty, menstruation, emotions, crushes, appropriate behaviours, friends, staying safe online.


Age: Parents and teachers.


Review of book by Cath Hak 4min 9sec (external link)

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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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Trusted Moments

Videos
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Australia
adolescence
consent
online
protective behaviours
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
sexting
sexual abuse

A film developed by the Legal Services Commission to engage young people in education about the importance of consent and respect in relationships as a strategy for the prevention of image-based abuse and sexual assault.

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WA Child Safety Services

Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Agencies
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Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
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Western Australia
online
parenting
protective behaviours

WA Child Safety Services (WACSS) provide child safety education and training for children, young people, parents, educators and other professionals. Services include: professional learning, parent workshops, children's workshops and individual sessions.

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