Protective behaviours

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A secret safe to tell

Books
Lower primary
Parent
Australia
bodies
emotional literacy
help seeking
protective behaviours

A picture book that encourages conversations about body safety, the importance of not keeping secrets and confiding in trusted adults if something is making you uncomfortable.

Reading of book by Naomi Hunter (4min 18sec) .

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All good?

Agencies
Support services
Clinical services
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
protective behaviours
sex education
sexual health
STIs and BBVs

Information on STIs and BBVs, places to get testing and treatment - written and audio translations in over 20 languages.

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Barriers and prompts to parent-child sexual communication

Research and reports
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!

Books
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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Community PDF Session (EOI) for School Nurses and other practitioners

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Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Programs
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Lower secondary
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Upper secondary
Year 3
Year 5
Year 10
Early years
Year 7
Year 11
Year 4
Year 2
Year 1
Year 9
Year 12
Year 6
Year 8
Foundation
Western Australia
Kindergarten
Pre-primary
Preview
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
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Year 10
protective behaviours
puberty
sex education

The Curtin University Relationships and Sexuality Education Project (https://rseproject.org.au/) provides professional development training to schools in the area of relationships and sexuality education (RSE). Due to high demand, we are seeking expressions of interest for a 2-day workshop specifically for community groups, service providers, and others who wish to upskill in RSE from outside the school sector.

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Cool Australia

Professional development
Programs
Websites
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
health education
protective behaviours

A range of teaching resources and professional development including an eSafety unit of work.

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eSafeKids

Agencies
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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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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Family Planning Victoria (FPV)

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

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

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
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)

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
pornography
protective behaviours
sex education
sexualisation

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

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Is this normal? Understanding your child's sexual development from birth to the teens

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
families
guidelines
parenting
protective behaviours
research and reports
sex education

This book explains the "Traffic Lights" framework for understanding and responding to children's sexual behaviours. It describes everyday situations and provides tools to support communication with children about sexuality and relationships.

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Lessons learned from child sexual abuse research: prevalence, outcomes, and preventive strategies

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
law
protective behaviours
research and reports
sexual abuse

This article aims to heighten awareness of mental health professional on the widespread social problem of child sexual abuse. The focus is on prevalence, mental health outcomes, and preventative strategies.

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Let's talk about body boundaries, consent and respect

Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
protective behaviours

A 42 page picture book that teaches children about body boundaries, both theirs and others, and consent in relation to their personal space. Child friendly, providing scenarios for parents and trusted adults to discuss a child's growing sense of self with them.

Jayneen Sanders reads the book (13min 36sec – length of video) .

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
consent
families
intimate relationships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
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
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
bodies
consent
families
intimate relationships
LGBTI
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
sex education
sexual diversity
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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Let's Yarn!

Websites
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
intimate relationships
multicultural
protective behaviours
safer sex
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Let’s Yarn! has been developed to make it easier for educators, parents and health professionals to talk to young Aboriginal people about ways of developing strong, safe and healthy relationships. The website brings together useful resources developed by WA Health and other government and non-government agencies around Australia.

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Mandatory Consent Education in Australia

News articles
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
family and domestic violence
gender
help seeking
law
protective behaviours
sexual abuse
sexualisation

Article that discusses the mandatory teaching of consent in Australian schools focusing on how consent is an integral part of all relationships but how education in schools must continue to develop and listen to young people in terms of how relationships are taught to students.

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

Books
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
Sexuality education
Fiction
bodies
consent
families
parenting
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
Videos
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
consent
families
family and domestic violence
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

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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