Introducing Doing 'IT'. A new and exciting podcast from Family Planning Victoria Schools Education Team.
Listen to the experts as we discuss all things Relationships and Sexuality education. Including: bodies; growing up; being safe; puberty; sex; identity; relationships; sexuality & sexual health.
We know some parents / carers find it difficult to have conversations about these topics with the young people in their lives. Having open honest communication is going to empower young people to look after themselves in life and relationships.
Doing ‘IT’ will provide tips and resources to help parents / carers and teachers in starting or continuing these conversations.
Episode #38 Professor Kath Albury on the ethics of sexting.
In this episode Professor Kath Albury draws on her research to discuss ethical considerations around young people exchanging sexual pictures. Kath discusses how online sexual behaviour, the law and adult expectations do not always match.
See Professor Kath Albury on Swinburne University website. Relevant research papers are Young People and Sexting in Australia: ethics, representation and the law'(2013) & Safety, Risk and Wellbeing on Dating Apps. Also see eSafety Commisioner on sexting & sextortion. For more information about FPV @ fpv.org.au.
Episode #37 Explaining Pornography
In this episode FPV educator Andrea talks about children seeing pornography. It is usual for young people to be curious about bodies and sex and they sometimes look to the internet to provide this information. Parents and carers often tell us that they don’t know how or when to start a conversation about pornography, even if they are worried about the potential harms of seeing it. Listen for some ideas.
Esafety for research and resources about pornography. Esafety advice for parents / carers on talking about pornography. See research at Australian Institute of Family Studies. Its Time We Talked website and program by Maree Crabbe and David Corlett for information about young people and pornography. Good Pictures , Bad Pictures jnr picture book by Kristen Jenson. Someone should Have Told Me by Hollyann Martin. Keep It Real Online New Zealand campaign to help start a conversation about pornography. For more information about FPV @ fpv.org.au.
EPISODE #36 Laws about sexting-Victoria Legal Aid
In this episode Andrew from Victoria Legal Aid explains the legalities of sexting. We talk through some scenarios that young people often ask about. Understanding sexting and the law is a great way to get this conversation started at home. Note: laws vary between states. Victorian laws are explained in this episode.
Victoria Legal Aid for simple explanations of the law. VLA education kit for teachers called ‘Sex, young people and the law’. Youth Law Australia for all states and territories in Australia. The eSafety Commissioner for reporting image-based abuse & illegal and harmful content. Victoria Police for information on reporting a sexual crime. Our previous episode on consent for more details on how we talk about this with young people. More information about fpv go to fpv.org.au.
Episode #35 Sex and the law - Victoria Legal Aid
In this episode Clare from Victoria Legal Aid talks through the laws about sex that young people should know. These include age of consent, laws around viewing pornography, and explanations of grooming.
Go to Victoria Legal Aid for explanations of the law 1300 792 387. VLA education kit for teachers called ‘Sex, young people and the law’. Youth Law Australia for state-based laws in Australia. Victoria Police provides information on reporting a sexual crime. Our previous episode on consent for more details on talking about this with young people. Clare recommends Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800, Sexual Assault Crisis Line run by CASA 1800 806 292.More information about fpv go to fpv.org.au.
Episode #34 Jayneen Sanders
In this episode, author and publisher Jayneen Sanders talks about her vision to empower young people from a young age with body safety information and protective behaviours. Her aim is to help keep children safe from abuse. Jayneen writes and publishes books and resources, which can be used by teachers, parents and carers. These can help with conversations about sometimes challenging topics like safe or unsafe secrets and body autonomy.
See Jayneen Sanders titles and teacher resources at Educate 2 Empower Publishing. Download Early Warning Signs and Body Safety Rules posters. For more information about FPV @ fpv.org.au.
Episode #33 Early Years
Often people think that Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) is only for students in senior years of primary school or secondary school. However, there is a lot of information that can be taught to children even before they get to school. Expert educator Athi from Family Planning Victoria, talks about what could be included in an RSE program in pre-school or kindergarten.
More information about FPV go to fpv.org.au. See information about Child Safe Standards. Book- Everyones Got A Bottom by Tess Rowley. .
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Everyone needs an Athi in their lives!
Early Years episode is a must for all parents/ carers/ early childhood and primary school teachers. Athi is a delight to listen to. She gives great practical examples of empowering our youngsters to take control of their bodies and to prepare them for life.
Honest, Accurate, Interesting Sexuality Education
I highly reommend this new educational podcast. It's useful for parents, educators and anyone who live and/or works with children. Sexuality infrormation, langauge and education in easy to understand, interesting interviews. Breaking down taboos about human sexuality and providing plenty of accurate facts and knowledge. Well done Anne and FPV a much needed resource.