A web resource developed in Western Australia to help young people prevent and address problems associated with online behaviour, particularly image-sharing.
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.
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.
Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos
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.
Is pornography real or fake?
Pornography is almost always fictional and not 'real'. It does not convey an accurate representation of adult sexual behaviours and desires.
Online harmful sexual behaviours
esafety position statement on online harmful sexual behaviours (2020)
Online pornography - respectful relationships
A 34 second video from eSafety summarising how porn and real life respectful relationships are different.
Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolecent safer sex behavior: a meta-analysis
An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.
Porn and your kids fact sheet
1 page fact sheet with tips on how and why to talk about kids about pornography.
pornography vs real life relationships
1 minute video from New Zealand Keep it Real Online campaign. Light-hearted approach to educating parents that their children can access porn online and need to know the differences between real life respectful relationships and porn.
Relationships, sex and other stuff
A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.
Sex Ed Rescue
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.
Sexting and young people (2015)
47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)
Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) provides a comprehensive range of clinical, counselling, educational and training activities around sexual and reproductive health. Services include: STI testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, contraception counselling, professional development, education sessions. SHQ can partner with your school to deliver RSE sessions on: respectful relationships, diversity in sex, gender and sexual identity, bodies and reproductive systems, safer sex and STIs, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexting and porn, and more.
(18min 19 sec live cast video) The impact of image sharing and non-consensual image sharing (image based abuse). (Age 14+)
Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex
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.
The effects of pornography on children and young people: An evidence scan
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.
The practical guide to love, sex and relationships
A teaching resource from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, exploring relationships, sexual consent, equity and sexual and reproductive health.
The sex education answer book
Age appropriate answers to all of the tough questions children ask parents about sex. Set out in ages 3 - 14.
Age: Parents and teachers of 3 to 14 year olds
Top tips from Talk soon. Talk often.
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.