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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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The growing up book for boys

Books
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
emotional literacy
friendships
intimate relationships
online
parenting
puberty

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
friendships
intimate relationships
online
parenting
puberty

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
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex

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
friendships
intimate relationships
online
protective behaviours
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
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
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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WA Health Working with Youth: A legal resource for community-based professionals

Guidelines
Research and reports
Teacher
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)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
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

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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
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 .

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
gender diversity
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity
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

Agencies
Support services
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
consent
help seeking
law
online
parenting
pornography
sexting

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

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