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Books: Junior to Middle Primary Years

Books: Middle to Upper Primary Years

Books: Teens Years 12+

Books: Gender Diversity

Books: Personal & Cyber Safety

Parents - Books

YouTube Clips, Apps & Online Products - Sex Education

YouTube Clips, Apps & Online Products - Puberty

YouTube Clips, Apps & Online Products - Cyber Safety & Online Pornography

Recommended Resources - Downloadable PDFs

Other Useful Websites

Books: Junior to Middle Primary Years

Bodies, Babies and Bellybuttons by Lynette Smith (age 5-7)

Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole (age 7-9)

Hello Baby by Jennie Overand (age 4-8)

How Did I Begin by Mick Manning (age 5-8)

I'm a Boy: Special Me by Shelley Metten (age 5-7)

I'm a Girl: Special Me by Shelley Metten (age 5-7)

It's NOT the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends by Robie Harris (age 4-7)

It's So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Robie Harris (age 7-10)

Mummy Laid an Egg by Babette Cole (age 5-7)

Our Baby Inside by Mick Manning (age 4-10)

Secret Boys' Business by Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart (age 8+)

Secret Girls' Business by Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart (age 8+)

Special me: For IVF families by Tina Mitchell (age 3-8)

The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made by Kerri Isham (age 7-10)

The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall (age 4-7)

What's In There? All About Before You Were Born by Robie Harris (age 3-6)

What Makes A Baby by Cory Silverberg (age 4-7)

What's The Big Secret: Talking about sex with boys and girls by Laurie Kransky Brown and Marc Brown (age 6-9)

Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle (age 6-9)

Where Willy Went - The Big Story of a Little Sperm by Nicholas Allan (age 5-8)

Where Did I Really Come From? by Narelle Wickham (age 5-12)

Who Are We: All about being the same and different by Robie Harris (age 3-5)

Who Has What? All about Girls' and Boys' bodies by Robie Harris (age 3-5)

Who's In My Family: All about families by Robie Harris (age 3-5)

21st Century Guide To The Birds And Bees by Belinda Messer and Rosie Luik (age 5-10)

400+ questions kids have about relationships by Interrelate (age 6-9)

Note: All books listed above have written reviews by Cath Hakanson: https://sexedrescue.com
She also reviews them individually on YouTube.

Books: Middle to Upper Primary Years

Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume (age 11-14)

Boy's Body Book- Everything You Need To Know For Growing Up You by Kelli Dunham (age 10-12)

Cycling To Grandma's House by Jac Torres-Gomez (age 8-12)

Girl Stuff For Girls aged 8-12 by Kaz Cooke (age 8-12)

Growing Up For Boys by Alex Frith (age 12-14)

Guy Stuff: The body book for boys by Cara Natterson (age 10-13)

Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole (age 7-9)

Have You Started Yet? You and your period: Getting the facts straight by Ruth Thompson (age 10-14)

How To Text Boys by Kelli Dunham (age 10-14)

How To Text Girls by Kelli Dunham (age 10-14)

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health by Robie Harris (age 10+)

I'm A Boy: Hormones by Shelley Metten (age 11+)

I'm A Boy: My changing body by Shelley Metten (age 8-10)

I'm A Boy: Sexual maturity by Shelley Metten (age 12-14) coming soon

I'm A Girl: Hormones by Shelley Metten (age 11+)

I'm A Girl: My changing body by Shelley Metten (age 8-10)

I'm A Girl: Sexual Maturity by Shelley Metten (age 12-14) coming soon

Is This Normal? (American Girl) (age 9-12)

More Secret Girl's Business by Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo and Rose Stewart (age 9+)

My Body, My Self For Boys by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras (age 10-14)

My Body, My Self For Girls by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras (age 10-14)

My Changing Body: Girl's Edition by Linda Picone (age 10-14)

Period: A girl's guide by Jo Ann Loulan and Bonnie Worthen (age 10-14)

Puberty And Growing Up by Anna Claybourne (age 11-13)

Puberty Boy by Geoff Price (age 12+)

Puberty: Coming to a body near you by Kerri Isham (age 10-14)

Puberty Girl by Shushann Movsessian (age 12+)

Ready Set Grow by Lynda Madaras (age 8-10)

Sex Is A Funny Word by Cory Silverberg (age 8-12)

The Care and Keeping Of Us (American Girl) (age 10-12)

The Girl's Body Book by Kellie Dunham (age 10-12)

The Period Book by Karen Gravelle (age 12-14)

The Secret Business Of Relationships, Love and Sex by Heather Anderson, Fay Angelo and Rose Stewart (age 12+)

What's Happening To Me? Boys' Edition by Alex Frith (age 10+)

What's Happening To Me? Girls' Edition by Susan Meredith (age 10+)

"Spare Me The Talk"! A guys guide to sex, relationships and growing up by Jo Langford (age 12+)

What's Going On Down There? by Karen Gravelle (age 12-14)

What's Happening To Me by Alex Frith (age 10+)

What's Happening To Me? by Peter Mayle (age 10+)

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? By Julie Metzger and Robert Lehman (age 10+)

500+ questions kids have about sex by Interrelate (age 10-12)

100+ answers about puberty by Interrelate (age 10-12)

100 questions kids have about having a baby by Interrelate (age 10-12)

Note: All books listed above have written reviews by Cath Hakanson: https://sexedrescue.com
She also reviews them individually on YouTube.

Books: Teens Years 12+

Dating Smarts: What EVERY teen needs to know to date, relate or wait! by Amy Kang (age 14+)

Dating and Sex: A guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy by Andrew P. Smiler (age 14+)

Enjoy Sex!: (How, when and if you want to) by Meg-John Barker & Justin Hancock (age 15+)

For Foxes' Sake: Everything A Fox Needs To Know About Sex by Row Murray (age 16+)

Girls Stuff by Kaz Cooke (age 12+)

Help your Kids with Growing Up: A no-nonsense guide to puberty and adolescence by Dorling Kindersley Limited DK (age 12-14+)

How To Text Boys by Kelli Dunham (age 10-14)

How To Text Girls by Kelli Dunham (age 10-14)

Love, Sex and No Regrets by Elizabeth Clark (age 14+)

Spare Me the Talk! A guy's guide book to sex, relationships and growing up by Jo Langford (12+)

Sex and Other Stuff: The A to Z of Everything You Need To Know by Annie Rose (age 13+)

Sex & Lovers: A Practical Guide by Ann-Marlene Henning & Tina Bremer-Olszewski (age 15+)

S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide To Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties by Heather Corinna (age 15+)

What's Going On Down There by Karen Gravelle (age 12-14)

Note: All books listed above have written reviews by Cath Hakanson: https://sexedrescue.com
She also reviews them individually on YouTube.

Books: Gender Diversity

10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert (age 4-8)

And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson (age 4-8)

I am Jazz by Jessiaca Herthel and Jazz Jennings (age 4-12)

Introducing Teddy: A gentle story story about gender and friendship by Jessica Walton It's OK To Be Different by Todd Parr (age 3-8)

Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman (age 4-8)

King & King by Linda de Haan (age 4-8)

No Difference Between Us by Jaynee Saunders (age 3-7)

It's OK To Be Different by Todd Parr (age 3-8)

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall (age 3-7)

The Boy With The Pink Hair by Perez Hilton (age 4-8)

The Gender Fairy by Ho Hirst (age 4-8)

The Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis (age 4-8)

William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow (age 5-8)

Note: All books listed above have written reviews by Cath Hakanson: https://sexedrescue.com
She also reviews them individually on YouTube.

Books: Personal & Cyber Safety

A Secret To Tell by Naomie Hunter (age 4-7)

A Smart Girl's Guide: Digital World by Carrie Anton (American Girl) (age 9-12)

Body Smart Right From The Start by Kerri Isham (age 3-7)

Cell Phoney by Julia Cook (age 8-10)

Digital World - A smart girl's guide by Carrie Anton (American Girl) (age 9-12)

Good Pictures Bad Pictures (age 9-12)

Good Pictures Bad Pictures jr by Kristen Jensen (age 4-8)

Hayden-Reece Learns A Valuable Lesson That Private Means Private by Holly-ann Martin (age 5-10)

Hayden-Reece Learns What To Do If Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies by Holly-ann Martin (age 5-10)

How to Text Girls by Kelli Dunham (age 12-14)

How to Text Boys by Kelli Dunham (age 12-14)

Matilida Learns A Valuable Lesson by Holly-ann Martin (age 5-10)

My Body What I Say Goes by Jayneen Saunders (age 3-7)

No Means No! by Jayneen Saunders (age 3-7)

Not For Kids! by Liz Walker (age 5-8)

Pearl Fairweather Pirate Captain by Jayneen Saunders (age 5-9)

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept by Jayneen Saunders (age 5-8)

The Internet is like a Puddle by Shona Innes (age 4-7)

Note: All books listed above have written reviews by Cath Hakanson: https://sexedrescue.com
She also reviews them individually on YouTube.

Parents - Books

A Blessing Not A Curse by Jane Bennett

Beyond Cyberbullying - An Essential Guide For Parenting in the Digital Age by Michael Carr-Gregg

Big Porn Inc by Melinda Tankard Reist & Abigal Bray

Body Safety Education: A parent's guide to protecting kids from sexual abuse by Jayneen Saunders

Closing The Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together by Jay Mc Graw

for goodness sex! Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values and Health by Al Vernacchio

Gratitude: A positive new approach to raising thankful kids by Dannielle Miller

Help your Kids with Growing Up by Dorling Kingsley Limited DK

He'll Be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men by Celia Lashlie

Masterminds & Wingmen - Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World by Rosalind Wiseman

Parent's Guide to Child Protection Education: How to teach childen body safety and abuse prevention by Holly-ann Martin

Queen Bees and Wannabes - Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman

Real Wired Child by Michael Carr-Gregg

Sexts, Texts & Selfies - how to keep your children safe in the digital space by Susan McLean

Surviving Adolescents - The must have manual for all parents by Michael Carr-Gregg

Talk Sex Today by Saleema Noon and Meg Hickling

The Butterfly Effect - a positive approach to raising happy, confident teen girls by Dannielle Miller

The Porn Factor by David Corlett & Maree Crabbe (DVD). Also seen on SBS TV

The Princess Bitchface Syndrome by Michael Carr-Gregg

There's No Place Like Home For Sex Education: A guidebook for parents by Mary Gossart

What's Happening To Our Boys? by Maggie Hamilton

What's Happening To Our Girls? by Maggie Hamilton

When To Really Worry: Mental Health problems in teenagers and what to do about them by Michael Carr-Gregg

Untangled by Lisa Damo

Note: All books listed above have written reviews by Cath Hakanson: https://sexedrescue.com
She also reviews them individually on YouTube.

YouTube Clips, Apps & Online Products - Sex Education

13 really good reasons to talk to your kids about sex 1.34

The best books for explaining sexual intercourse to kids 1.44

The best books for explaining where babies come from 1.07

Where do babies come from 1.14

Parents, Tweens + Sex App by Sarah Calleja (aged 10-13) 2.19

Traffic Light App for mobile devices (app not a book) 4.59

(This app by TRUE Relationships & Reproductive Health: helps parents with monitoring and managing sexual behaviour in children and teens).

https://sexedrescue.com

https://sexedrescue.com/sexedquickies/ (online $59.99)

Sex Ed Quickies is a website, not an app, and works right in the browser of your iPhone, iPad, android or laptop/desktop.

YouTube Clips, Apps & Online Products - Puberty

Brain Development in Puberty: Why is my child arguing with me? 2.23

Don't Just Say No! How to satisfy the desire for more freedom in your preteen or teen 2.57

How to spot the first signs of puberty in boys 1.27

How to spot the first signs of puberty in girls 1.20

Raging Hormones or Bad Attitude? Facebook LIVE - March 24, 2017 19.16

Teen Brain Development: The To Do List 2.28

https://sexedrescue.com/category/puberty/ (Cath Hakanson)

https://sexedrescue.com/shop/product/getting-ready-for-puberty-boys/ (workshop $26.99)

https://sexedrescue.com/shop/product/getting-ready-for-puberty-girls/ (workshop $26.99)

http://www.anatomyforkids.com/ (Dr Shelley Metten)

YouTube Clips, Apps & Online Products - Cyber Safety & Online Pornography

5 steps to protecting your child from online pornography 1.54

Dr. Gail Dines, PhD. Interview// Truth About Porn 4.43

The danger of hardcore porn on teenage minds 6.33

Luke Howarth MP: The risk to children posed by easy access to online violent sexually explicit material 5.38

Kids and porn: How to use books to talk about pornography with kids 5.46

The best books for talking about cybersafety and staying safe 1.29

http://www.itstimewetalked.com.au/resources/parent-tip-sheets (Maree Crabbe)

http://www.itstimewetalked.com.au/resources/in-the-picture (Maree Crabbe)

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/parents-portal (Parental Controls)

https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/resources/factsheets-for-parents

http://mediasmarts.ca/tipsheet/family-online-rules-tip-sheet

http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/pdfs/tipsheet/Are-you-web-aware-checklist-parents.pdf

http://www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au/for-parents.shtml (Susan McLean)

Recommended Resources - Downloadable PDFs

Recommended Resources for Parents

Recommended Resources - Junior to Middle Primary

Recommended Resources - Middle to Upper Primary

Recommended Resources - Students aged 12+ and Parents

Recommended Resources - Gender and Sexual Diversity

Recommended Resources - Personal and Cyber Safety

Recommended Resources - Over Exposed and Under Prepared

Other Useful Websites

Clicking on the following hyperlinks will provide access to a range of key websites relating to personal growth and social development information, articles, useful tips and discussion platforms.

This list below will be updated periodically but if you are aware of other sites that may be useful to include on this page, please email the hyperlink to Kidz Biz Education for consideration.

www.anatomyforkids.com

Anatomy for Kids focus is on promoting education and a healthy body image for children. It aims to empower children by teaching them about their bodies so they can be confident and make the best health decisions for themselves.

www.esafety.gov.au

Grappling with the day to day workings of your child's online world? Not sure what the basics are, how to use parental controls or how hashtags work? Our experts give you the rundown on everything you need to know. This Australian Government site has a number of 'popular links', one being on games, apps and social networking. This link has lists and FAQs of apps/games and their age restrictions.

https://esafety.gov.au/education-resources

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent

www.itstimewetalked.com.au

It’s Time We Talked is an excellent site that provides resources for young people, schools, parents and community organisations relating to online pornography. It includes great parenting tip sheets.

http://www.itstimewetalked.com.au/resources/parent-tip-sheets/

http://www.itstimewetalked.com.au/resources/in-the-picture/

www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/index.html

Kids Health is a great site in the form of questions and answers, for kids wanting to find out more about how the human body works, puberty including physical/emotional changes and some tips on staying healthy. Useful advice for kids is prepared by medical experts on this site and it is regularly revised and updated.

www.mediasmarts.ca

Media Smarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. The site support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.

http://mediasmarts.ca/tipsheet/family-online-rules-tip-sheet

http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/pdfs/tipsheet/Are-you-web-aware-checklist-parents.pdf

www.netsafe.org.nz

Net Safe has some good information for schools and parents. Excellent cyber safety program for young children called Hector's World.

www.sexedrescue.com

Sex Ed Rescue was established to help parents develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to start talking with their kids about sexuality, relationships and keeping safe.

https://sexedrescue.com/sexedquickies/

https://sexedrescue.com/category/puberty/

https://sexedrescue.com/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-sex/

https://sexedrescue.com/sex-education-books/

www.thehormonefactory.com

The Hormone Factory site is recommended by Michael Carr-Gregg, one of Australia's high profile psychologists and an internationally recognised authority on teenage behaviour. It was developed at the La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, and it is a very popular, fun and interactive site for kids about to enter their teens.

It explains how their bodies will change and answers questions about sex, families and keeping safe. It is best suitable for 10-12 year olds. There is also an accompanying site for parents and teachers which offer practical information on puberty and sexual health issues for adolescents.

www.thinkuknow.org.au

ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through primary and secondary schools across Australia using a network of accredited trainers. It is Australia’s first (and only) nationally delivered crime prevention program.

Learn about the internet: understanding how young people use the internet and what they enjoy doing will help you to recognise any suspicious or inappropriate behaviour. It will also help you to talk with your child about their online activities if they think you understand the online environment.

https://www.thinkuknow.org.au/parents-portal

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Thinkuknow UK is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. This site aims to keep children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

www.theline.org.au

The Line talks about relationships, gender, sex, bystander action and technology; how to keep it healthy and respectful for teens, parents and teachers.

http://www.theline.org.au/parents

Childline - Online Porn: Age-appropriate Information from the UK for ages 12+ on what porn is (fantasy vs reality), how porn can make you feel, pressure to watch porn in a relationship, how to tell if you are watching too much porn, and tips on how to stop watching porn.

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/online-porn/

NSPCC: A UK site with information and advice for parents on how to talk to your child about the risks of online porn and sexually explicit material.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-porn/

http://www.pornharmskids.org.au/the_facts

Porn Harms Kids: Is a registered health promotion charity addressing the harms of children and young people accessing online pornography in Australia.

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