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"I'd rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission": Sexuiality education teachers' mediated agency and resistance (2017)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
sex education

Journal article from USA explores sexuality education teachers' identities and examines the ways in which teachers' experiences mediated their agency and resistance in classrooms.

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5th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health (2013)

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Teacher
Parent
Australia
sex education
STIs and BBVs

The 5th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2013 and involved over 2000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems and from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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

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Teacher
Parent
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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Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication

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Teacher
Parent
International
families
guidelines
intimate relationships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
research and reports
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

A research report from 2016 investigating what prompts parents to start the conversation about sexuality with their children. Many parents feel that their children are too young to talk about sexuality, and often don't know how to start the conversation. This article addresses barriers that parents experience in regards to talking about sexuality with their children.

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Because it's my body!

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Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
International
consent
families
family and domestic violence
friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

Topics: protective behaviours, child abuse prevention, bodily autonomy, safety, art.


Fiction


Focusing on empowerment and prevention, this approachable book gives young children a way to reject unwanted, possibly harmful physical contact by adults and other kids.


Age: 4 to 7 years.

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Boy puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween boy

Books
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
contraception
parenting
puberty
sex education

Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their sons about puberty and sex. Tells you what topics to cover and gives ideas on how to start conversations.

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Butterfly Foundation

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Support services
Websites
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
body image

Provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues, and their carers.

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Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents

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Australia
families
gender
gender diversity
guidelines
parenting
research and reports

This paper provides an overview of survey findings and discusses the key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender and development, and parenting.

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Donor Conception Network

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Websites
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Upper primary
Parent
International
families
parenting
reproduction

Booklets and films written for children about conception via donor.

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eSafeKids

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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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eSafety Commissioner

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Guidelines
Professional development
Videos
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
friendships
help seeking
intimate relationships
online
parenting
pornography
sexting

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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Everyone's Got a Bottom

Books
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
family and domestic violence
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

A story about students keeping safe, written in a style that is fun and positive. It is a tool to start a conversation with students about self-protection (3 to 8 years). Available to purchase from Family Planning Queensland.

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Everything you never wanted your kids to know about sex (but were afraid they’d ask): the secrets to surviving your child’s sexual development from birth to the teens

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Parent
International
adolescence
intimate relationships
parenting
puberty

Written by doctors, a guide to coping with a child’s sexual maturation.

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Family Planning NSW

Agencies
Clinical services
Professional development
Presenters/Workshops
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
contraception
families
intimate relationships
multicultural
parenting
puberty
reproduction
sex education
special needs
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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For goodness sex: Changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values, and health

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Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
body image
parenting
sex education
sexual diversity

Sex education for parents and teens promoting healthy sexuality, values and body image in young people

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Gender Spectrum

Support services
Programs
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
gender
gender diversity
help seeking
LGBTI

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

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Girl puberty: How to talk about puberty and sex with your tween girl

Books
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
contraception
parenting
puberty
sex education

Topics: puberty


Non-fiction


For parents/carers of 9 to 13 year olds to help them talk to their daughters about puberty and sex. Explains what topics to cover and how to start conversations.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 9 to 13 years.

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Guiding principles for the provision and practice of sexual health education (2003)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
health education
parenting
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

This document, developed by the WA Department of Health in 2003, is a guide for the provision of effective community and school-based education about STIs.

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HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour (2012)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
intimate relationships
LGBTI
sexual diversity
STIs and BBVs

This report presents data from social and behavioural research conducted by the National Centre in HIV Research. Includes data on the sexual health of young people.

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How to talk to kids about bodies

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Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
body image
parenting
puberty
reproduction
sex education

Non-fiction


A 38 page guide for parents showing them how to have shame-free conversations with their child about their genitals.


Age: Parents and teachers of children 0 to 12 years.

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