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

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Australia
gender diversity
intimate relationships
online
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
sexual health
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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Online harmful sexual behaviours

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Australia
intimate relationships
online
pornography
sexting

esafety position statement on online harmful sexual behaviours (2020)

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Sexting and young people (2015)

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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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The digital lives of Aussie teens 2021

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Australia
adolescence
online
sexting

eSafety research on the digital lives of young people in Australia.

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

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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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WA Health Working with Youth: A legal resource for community-based professionals

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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.

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Western Australian survey of secondary students and sexual health (2019)

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Western Australia
contraception
online
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

A survey of WA Year 10-12's outlining: knowledge about STIs/BBVs; sexual behaviours; contraception use; online experiences; and informal/formal sexual health education.

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

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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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Young people, sex and relationships: The new norms (2014)

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International
adolescence
intimate relationships
online
pornography
safer sex
sex education
sexting

A UK report that examines how young people can be educated about sex and relationships in this age of digital, mobile communications .