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“Sex Ed”: Young people, consent and the Australian curriculum (Video of webinar)

ANROWS,  July 5th 2021 Adolescence is a time where ideas and beliefs about relationships, including gender roles and sex, are being developed. Sexual and consent education occurs through various pathways including schools, youth services, the media, families and parenting, and peers and pornography. Evidence shows that pornography impacts knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about sex, intimacy...

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

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The Conversation, Feb. 23, 2021 A recent petition circulated by Sydney school girl Chanel Contos called for schools to provide better education on consent, and to do so much earlier. The term “consent” is often associated with sex, but it’s much broader than that. It relates to permission and how to show respect for ourselves and for other people. Consent should therefore be addressed in an age...

Opinion: Relationships & sex education now mandatory in English schools – Australia should do the same

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Jacqueline Hendriks,The Conversation, September 9, 2020 6.07am AEST Relationships and sex education became compulsory throughout schools in England at the beginning of September 2020. In primary schools the course will focus on relationships, while secondary schools will include topics such as managing intimate relationships, consent and online behaviour. Schools — including government...

Australia’s Gen Z Study

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Australia’s Gen Zs: negotiating religion, sexuality & diversity ANU, Deakin and Monash Universities, 2019. Contemporary teenagers (Gen Z) are exposed to diversity in ways that are unprecedented, through social media, school and peers. How do they experience and understand religious, spiritual, gender and sexual diversity? How are their experiences mediated by where they go to school...

Let’s make it mandatory to teach respectful relationships in every Australian school

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The Conversation, May 28, 2019 5.45am AEST Media reports of findings from the latest National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey caused a stir in recent days, with some highlighting the importance of education programs to teach young people about gender-based violence. Schools play a significant role in educating young people about gender-based violence and helping change...

Australian Sex Ed Teachers Survey

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The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society La Trobe University, Oct 2017 Are you a teacher in Australia? Do you teach any aspects of sex education? If so, this is your chance to share your thoughts! Take part in this important new research from La Trobe University about the impact of the Australian Curriculum on your experiences of teaching sex education in schools. This is the...

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