Protective behaviours

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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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Because it's my body!

Books
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
International
consent
families and friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
relationships
friendships
family and domestic violence
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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Calls to teach consent in schools

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

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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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Everyone's Got a Bottom

Books
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
families and friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
relationships
family and domestic violence
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)

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Support services
Clinical services
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Social media
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
emotional literacy
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
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
law
media literacy
online
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
relationships
romantic
sexual
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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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

Books
Lower primary
Upper primary
Teacher
Parent
International
bodies
consent
families and friendships
parenting
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
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 and friendships
LGBTI
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
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
families and friendships
multicultural
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
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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Michael's bubbles - a protective behaviours storybook about personal space

Books
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
Sexuality education
Fiction
bodies
consent
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
parenting
protective behaviours
family and domestic violence
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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My body belongs to me from my head to my toes

Books
Videos
Lower primary
Teacher
Parent
International
consent
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

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
Lower primary
Parent
International
bodies
consent
parenting
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
Videos
Lower primary
Parent
Australia
bodies
consent
parenting
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
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
protective behaviours
relationships
romantic
sexual
sex education
sexual abuse

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

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PB West

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Professional development
Presenters/Workshops
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
law
parenting
protective behaviours
sexual abuse

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

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Real wired child: What parents need to know about kids online

Books
Parent
Australia
adolescence
media literacy
online
parenting
protective behaviours
sexting

Topics: online safety.


Non-fiction


The internet has changed parenting forever. Carr-Gregg provides an essential guide to the online world of today's real wired children, from toddlers to teenagers.


Age: Parents and teacher.

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Responding to problem sexual behaviour in children and young people

Guidelines
Teacher
Parent
Australia
protective behaviours
puberty
sex education
sexual health
sexual abuse
sexualisation
special needs

Guidelines for education and care settings on responding to problem sexual behaviours (3rd edition, 2019). Lists age appropriate behaviours, concerning behaviours and serious behaviours with steps schools can take to respond and protect children.

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Safe4Kids

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Professional development
Books
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
consent
help seeking
multicultural
parenting
protective behaviours
family and domestic violence
special needs

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

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