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

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Australia
gender diversity
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sexual diversity
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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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cool.australia.org website Learn For Life

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Australia
Cyberworld
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eSafety Commissioner

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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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Guide to responding to the sharing of explicit material

Guidelines
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Australia
guidelines
online
sexting

eSafety toolkit for schools: creating safer online environments

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Online harmful sexual behaviours

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Australia
intimate relationships
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esafety position statement on online harmful sexual behaviours (2020)

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Reachout.com

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Australia
adolescence
body image
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emotional literacy
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mental health
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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

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Australia
adolescence
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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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Sexting and young people (2015)

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Australia
consent
intimate relationships
law
media literacy
online
parenting
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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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Surge in teens seeking cyberbullying and sexting help during COVID

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Australia
adolescence
friendships
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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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(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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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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Trusted Moments

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

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Australia
adolescence
consent
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mental health
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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 Law Australia

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