Protective behaviours

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Because it's my body!

Books
Fiction
protective behaviours

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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Calls to teach consent in schools

News articles
Australia
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Videos
consent
gender
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
family and domestic violence
sexual assault
sexualisation

7min TV news video from 10 Play, The Project (PG). 21 Feb 2021. An online petition has revealed the extent of alleged sexual assault playing out in Australia's schools.

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eSafeKids

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
protective behaviours

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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Everyone's Got a Bottom

Sexuality education
protective behaviours

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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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Social media
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
consent
contraception
diversity
emotional literacy
sexual diversity
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
friendships
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Victoria. Includes a section on school programs.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Books
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education

Non-fiction


Cartoon illustrated book for parents to read to children about differences between male and female reproductive systems, private body parts, sexual intercourse, love, puberty, what touching is ok/not ok, families. Simple facts as a starting point for conversations. 

Book review by Cath Hak 6min (external link)


Age: Parents and teachers of 4 to 11 year olds.

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Let's talk about where babies come from

Books
International
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Non-fiction


Comics and cartoons outlining:  similarities and differences between girls and boys, growing up, reproductive organs, how babies are made, what sex is, what is love, same sex attraction, conception, pregnancy, different types of birth, genetics (e.g. hair colour), different kinds of families, keeping safe (consensual touch), HIV (but not other STI/BBVs). A book that parents/teachers can read to younger children, or older children can read themselves. 

Book review by Cath Hak 4min 36sec.


Age: 7 to 11 years.

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Michael's bubbles - a protective behaviours storybook about personal space

Books
Sexuality education
Fiction
protective behaviours

Topics: protective behaviours, personal space


Fiction


Michael loves to ride his bike, catch a ball and play in his cubby, but most of all Michael loves to blow bubbles…and have cuddles with his Mum and Dad! A story to explain about personal space and how to respond safely to different situations and different people using a personal space plan (kiss, cuddle and squeeze bubble, hug bubble, high five bubble, wave bubble, stranger bubble).


Age: 4 to 9 years.

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My body belongs to me

Books
International
Lower primary
consent
protective behaviours

Fiction


A straightforward story of a young girl that was sexually abused by a friend's uncle. The young girl tells her mum and dad who help her. Explains that it is not her fault. A rhyming book.

YouTube version 3min 9sec (external link)

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My body belongs to me from my head to my toes

Books
International
Lower primary
consent
protective behaviours

Fiction


A story that covers safe touch, personal space, types of touch, how to say no to unwanted touch, and how to tell someone if abuse has happened. Includes a letter to parents/carers.

YouTube version 5min 36sec (external link)

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My underpants rule!

Books
International
Lower primary
consent
protective behaviours

Fiction


A story that explains to children that what is under your underpants is private. No one is allowed to touch private parts and how to say no.

Book review by Cath Hak 2min 3sec (external link)

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No means no!

Books
Australia
Lower primary
consent
protective behaviours

Fiction


A story about bodily autonomy, personal space, consent and protective behaviours.

YouTube version 3min 22sec (external link)

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Not as simple as 'no means no': what young people need to know about consent

News articles
Australia
Teacher
Parent
consent
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
sex education
sexual assault

A news article from The Conversation written by Jacqui Hendriks from Curtin University.

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People 1st Programme

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Western Australia
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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Protective Behaviours

Western Australia
protective behaviours

Safe4Kids provides training and resources in protective behaviours (child abuse prevention education). Services include: Teacher PD, student workshops, parent workshops.

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Protective Behaviours

Western Australia
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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Protective Behaviours

Western Australia
protective behaviours

PB West provide Protective Behaviours education training and information for schools, educators and parents.

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Sex Ed Rescue

Agencies
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education

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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Sexual consent toolkit

Programs
Australia
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
consent
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
sexual health

Toolkit from Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy (RASARA) that covers a range of issues relating to sexual consent and sexual assault. RASARA are an organisation that advocates for rape and consent law reform across Australia.

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
special needs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout the ACT. Includes schools education programs, training and workshops.

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