Pornography

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Cyber savvy

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Western Australia
adolescence
friendships
intimate relationships
pornography
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A web resource developed in Western Australia to help young people prevent and address problems associated with online behaviour, particularly image-sharing.

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eSafeKids

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Professional development
Lower primary
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Lower secondary
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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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Australia
adolescence
friendships
help seeking
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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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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

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Western Australia
adolescence
body image
contraception
gender
intimate relationships
law
media literacy
online
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexualisation
STIs and BBVs

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.

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Guide to sexual behaviours in children and young people (2015)

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Teacher
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Australia
adolescence
pornography
protective behaviours
sex education
sexualisation
special needs

A traffic light guide to identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours

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Is pornography real or fake?

Q&As
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Lower secondary
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Western Australia
Student FAQs
media literacy
pornography

Pornography is almost always fictional and not 'real'. It does not convey an accurate representation of adult sexual behaviours and desires.

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Online harmful sexual behaviours

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
intimate relationships
online
pornography
sexting

esafety position statement on online harmful sexual behaviours (2020)

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Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolecent safer sex behavior: a meta-analysis

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International
adolescence
consent
families
guidelines
intimate relationships
pornography
protective behaviours
research and reports
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

An article describing the importance of parent-adolescent communication to reduce risky sexual behaviour in young people.

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Porn and your kids fact sheet

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Parent
Australia
adolescence
consent
parenting
pornography

1 page fact sheet with tips on how and why to talk about kids about pornography.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

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Books
Upper primary
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Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
safer sex
sexting
sexual diversity

A WA Department of Health booklet for teenagers addressing friends and relationships, sex and pregnancy.

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Sex Ed Rescue

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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
gender diversity
intimate relationships
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

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.

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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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Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

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Upper secondary
Teacher
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Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
gender diversity
help seeking
immunisation
intimate relationships
LGBTI
mental health
pornography
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
sexual diversity
sexual health
sexual abuse
STIs and BBVs

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.

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Tagged

Videos
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Australia
adolescence
consent
friendships
law
pornography
sexting
sexualisation

(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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Talk Soon. Talk Often: a guide for parents talking to their kids about sex

Books
Free books/brochures
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Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
families
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intersex variations
intimate relationships
LGBTI
media literacy
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sexual diversity
special needs

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.

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

Research and reports
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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 practical guide to love, sex and relationships

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Teacher
Australia
consent
friendships
gender
health literacy
intimate relationships
law
LGBTI
pornography
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual abuse
STIs and BBVs

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.

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The sex education answer book

Books
Lower primary
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Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
body image
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
friendships
gender
gender diversity
intimate relationships
parenting
pornography
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity

Non-fiction


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

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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
special needs

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

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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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