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2012 HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour

Research and reports
Australia

This report presents data from social and behavioural research conducted by the National Centre in HIV Research. Includes data on the sexual health of young people.

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2018 6th National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health

Research and reports
Australia
sexual diversity
gender diversity
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The 6th National Survey of Secondary Students and Sexual Health was carried out in 2018 and involved over 6000 Year 10, 11 and 12 students from the Government, Catholic and Independent school systems from every jurisdiction in Australia.

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6 - short films for young males

Videos
self-esteem
sexual diversity
friendships
bullying

6 short films centred around a group of 17 year old males and the issues they are dealing with. Topics: self-esteem, bullying, sexuality, suicide, crime, drink driving. .

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Adolescent romantic relationships - evidence summary report (2012)

Research and reports
Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence

An evidence summary outlining why adolescent relationships are important and whether they should be encouraged or avoided.

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Age of consent laws

Agencies
Australia
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
consent

Age of consent laws for each state in Australia from the Australian Government, Child Family Community Australia.

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Australia
sexual diversity
gender diversity
safer sex
sex education

A centre for social research into sexuality, health and the social dimensions of human relationships based at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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FPNSW: Family Planning NSW

Australia
consent
puberty
reproduction
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout NSW. Includes a section for teachers.

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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Western Australia
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
body image
gender
law
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
puberty
safer sex
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.

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Kids Helpline

Agencies
Support services
Australia
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
help seeking
families
friendships

Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The website also provides lots of valuable information for kids and parents.

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Let's talk about sex

Book
International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
LGBTI
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Topics: sex education


Non-fiction


Biological and psychological information about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and STIs, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. New edition includes expanded information on internet, texting safety, contraception and LGBT.


Age: Parents and teachers of pre-teens and teens.

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Let's talk about the birds and the bees

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

Topics: puberty, protective behaviours, reproduction.


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

Book
International
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
families
sex education
STIs and BBVs

Topics: sex education, conception, reproduction, families, bodies.


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
Western Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
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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People 1st Programme

Agencies
Presenters/Workshop
Support services
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
bodies
consent
emotional literacy
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
media literacy
pornography
preventative health
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
friendships
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
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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Quiz Quest

Games
Western Australia
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
safer sex
STIs and BBVs

A WA Department of Health interactive game to test teenagers' knowledge of sexual health.

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Reachout.com

Websites
Apps
Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
health education
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
mental health
families
friendships
safer sex
sex education
sexting

Information, support and resources to help young people improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, and increase their coping skills and help-seeking behaviour.

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Relationships

Western Australia
families
friendships

The Western Australian branch of Relationships Australia offers a wide range of programs and services to support positive and respectful relationships.

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Relationships Australia

Agencies
Support services
Australia
Teacher
Parent
adolescence
families
friendships

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities with an aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. Each state has their own website with state specific services and information.

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Relationships, sex and other stuff

Free book/brochure
Book
Western Australia
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
bodies
sexual diversity
puberty
friendships

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

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RESPECT Counselling Service

Australia
consent
help seeking
families
sexual assault

Free 24 hour national counselling service for people at risk of, or who have experienced physical or sexual violence.

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