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Because it's my body!

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Topics: protective behaviours, child abuse prevention, bodily autonomy, safety, art.


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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

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Australia
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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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Everyone's Got a Bottom

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Australia
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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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My body belongs to me

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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

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

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

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PB West

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

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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

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Western Australia
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sexting
sexual abuse

A free three stage education program for high school students. Each stage offers a term of scaffolded lessons that builds upon the previous stage. Topics include: gender stereotypes and expectations, respectful relationship qualities, non-consensual image sharing, decision making frameworks, communication techniques, sexual consent and sexual assault, help seeking and critical analysis.

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RESPECT Counselling Service

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

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Responding to problem sexual behaviour in children and young people

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Australia
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puberty
sex education
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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

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

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Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

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Western Australia
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Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is a free 24-hour 7 days a week emergency service that offers assistance and support to any person aged 13 years and over who has experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact or behaviour in the previous 2 weeks. A free counselling service is also available (during business hours) to people who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse in the past (more than 2 weeks ago).

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Sexual consent toolkit

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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 Quarters (SHQ)

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safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
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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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SoSAFE!

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SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse. Provides teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.

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Tea and consent

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(2 min 50 sec animated video) Uses the analogy of making someone a cup of tea to explain the basics of sexual consent. (Age 14+)

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Teaching sexual health.ca

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sex education
sexual diversity
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STIs and BBVs

Information and strategies for teachers, educators and parents educating children from birth to 18 years of age using the Alberta Education Human Sexuality curriculum based on the Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education.

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The practical guide to love, sex and relationships

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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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Trusted Moments

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Middle secondary
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Australia
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consent
online
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sexting
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A film developed by the Legal Services Commission to engage young people in education about the importance of consent and respect in relationships as a strategy for the prevention of image-based abuse and sexual assault.