Sexting

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2015 Sexting and young people

Research and reports
Australia
sex education
sexting

47% of young people have engaged in sending and receiving sexually suggestive pictures (sexting). Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council.

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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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Cyber savvy

Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
friendships
sexting

A web resource developed in Western Australia to help young people prevent and address problems associated with online behaviour, particularly image-sharing.

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eSafety Commissioner

Agencies
Websites
Lower primary
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
pornography
friendships
sexting

A one-stop-shop for online safety, including classroom resources, outreach programs, school policies and parent resources from the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
gender
LGBTI
sexual diversity
gender diversity
puberty
friendships
bullying
sexting

Fiction


'Girls Like That' explores the pressures caused by technology when a schoolgirls naked photograph goes viral.

'Banana Boys' is about the challenge of being on the school football team and being secretly gay.

'Holloway Jones' is a about with growing up with a parent in prison.

'Pronoun' is about two childhood sweethearts dealing with the fact that one of them, Isabella, has come out as transgender.

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Let's talk about sex

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

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.

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Reachout.com

Apps
Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
health education
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
mental health
online
relationships
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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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

Programs
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
consent
diversity
emotional literacy
gender
help seeking
law
online
relationships
sexting
sexual assault

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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Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

Agencies
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
health education
help seeking
immunisation
multicultural
puberty
reproduction
families
safer sex
sex education
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program provides sexual health information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators. Funds service providers to deliver free and low cost education sessions, professional development, clinical appointments, testing and treatment.

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Surge in teens seeking cyberbullying and sexting help during COVID

News articles
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
mental health
online
sexting

ABC news article (Feb 2021) - searches on sexting and cyberbullying increased by 55% and 39% respectively since the pandemic began.

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Tagged

Videos
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Australia
adolescence
consent
friendships
sexting

(18min 19 sec live cast video) The impact of image sharing and non-consensual image sharing (image based abuse). (Age 14+)

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True (Family Planning Queensland)

Agencies
Clinical services
Professional development
Support services
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
help seeking
sexual diversity
gender diversity
pornography
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
safer sex
sex education
sexting
special needs
STIs and BBVs

Provides reproductive and sexual health services throughout Queensland. Includes a section specific to schools and teachers.

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Youth Law Australia

Agencies
Support services
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
consent
help seeking
pornography
sexting

Provides free, confidential legal information and help for young people under 25 in Australia.