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

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
gender diversity
online
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
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
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Upper primary
Lower secondary
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Western Australia
adolescence
pornography
friendships
romantic
sexual
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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eSafeKids

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Professional development
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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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eSafety Commissioner

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Guidelines
Professional development
Videos
Websites
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Lower secondary
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Australia
adolescence
help seeking
online
parenting
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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Get the Facts - 'Laugh and Learn' videos

Videos
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
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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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Girls like that and other plays for teenagers

Books
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Australia
adolescence
body image
emotional literacy
gender
gender diversity
LGBTI
puberty
friendships
romantic
sexual
bullying
sexual diversity
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
families and friendships
intersex variations
gender diversity
LGBTI
online
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexting
STIs and BBVs

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
Support services
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Websites
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
body image
consent
emotional literacy
families and friendships
health education
help seeking
gender diversity
mental health
multicultural
online
relationships
friendships
safer sex
sexual diversity
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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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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RELATE: Respectful relationships education program

Programs
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
consent
emotional literacy
families and friendships
gender
help seeking
gender diversity
law
media literacy
online
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
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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Relationships, sex and other stuff

Free books/brochures
Books
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
bodies
consent
contraception
gender
gender diversity
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sexual diversity
sexting

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

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Sexting and young people (2015)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
Australia
consent
law
media literacy
online
parenting
pornography
protective behaviours
relationships
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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Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program

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

The WA Department of Health - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) 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. All SHBBVP hardcopy resources (posters, pamphlets, etc) can be bulk ordered for free in WA by setting up a free account at doh.getquickmail.com. Email shbbvp@health.wa.gov.au for individual copies.

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Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

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Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Clinical services
Professional development
Programs
Social media
Websites
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Western Australia
adolescence
contraception
families and friendships
help seeking
immunisation
gender diversity
LGBTI
mental health
pornography
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
sexual health
sexting
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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Surge in teens seeking cyberbullying and sexting help during COVID

News articles
Lower secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Parent
Australia
adolescence
help seeking
mental health
online
romantic
sexual
bullying
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
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Teacher
Australia
adolescence
consent
law
pornography
friendships
romantic
sexual
bullying
sexting
sexualisation

(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
gender diversity
protective behaviours
puberty
reproduction
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexual diversity
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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Trusted Moments

Videos
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Australia
adolescence
consent
online
protective behaviours
relationships
friendships
romantic
sexual
sexting
sexual abuse

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.

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Young people, sex and relationships: The new norms (2014)

Research and reports
Teacher
Parent
International
adolescence
families and friendships
online
pornography
relationships
romantic
sexual
safer sex
sex education
sexting

A UK report that examines how young people can be educated about sex and relationships in this age of digital, mobile communications .

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Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project

Agencies
Presenters/Workshops
Support services
Upper primary
Lower secondary
Middle secondary
Upper secondary
Teacher
Western Australia
adolescence
bodies
consent
contraception
families and friendships
gender diversity
law
LGBTI
online
pornography
puberty
reproduction
relationships
safer sex
sexual diversity
sexting
STIs and BBVs

The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia's (YACWA) YEP Crew support and educate young people in relationships, sexual health and blood-borne virus issues. They run a variety of interactive workshops for young people that run from 45 min to 1.5 hours and are led by peer educators. Topics include: respectful relationships and consent; STIs and BBVs; contraception; gender and sexuality; the technosexual world; sex and the law.

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