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Books: Junior to Middle Primary Years

Books: Middle to Upper Primary Years

Books: Teens Years 14+

Books: Gender Diversity

Books: Personal Safety

Books: Internet Safety

Books/Information: Disability

Books: Parents

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

Beautiful Girl: Celebrating the Wonders of your Body by Christiane Northrup (age 8-10)

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

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

Hello Baby by Jenni Overend (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 H. Harris (age 4-7)

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

Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect by Jayneen Sanders (age 4-9)

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 Tara Mitchell (age 3-8)

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

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

What's In There?: All About Before You Were Born by Robie H. 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 Krasny 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 We Are!: All about being the same and being different by Robie H. Harris (age 3-5)

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

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

21st Century Guide To The Birds And The 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

A Smart Girl's Guide to Drama, Rumours, & Secrets by American Girl (age 8-12)

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

Body Pro by Erin Falligant (age 10 to 14)

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

Boying up by Mayim Bialik (age 12+)

Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality by Gail Saltz (age 8-12)

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

Does This Happen to Everyone? by Jan von Hollebun & Antje Helms (age 11+)

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

Girl Talk by Lizzie Cox (age 12+)

Girling Up by Mayim Bialik (age 12+)

Girlology: There’s Something New About You by Melisa Holmes & Trish Hutchison (age 11+)

Girls Stuff by Kaz Cooke (age 12+)

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

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

Guy Talk by Lizzie Cox (age 12+)

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

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (age 12+)

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

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

Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson (age 8-14)

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health by Robie H. 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)

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)

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

Levi Sprocket: What's in my Pocket? by Debi Slinger (age 11-13)

Menstrupedia Comic: The friendly guide to periods for girls (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 JoAnn Loulan and Bonnie Worthen (age 10-14)

Poppy Pretzel: Passage into Puberty by Debi Slinger (age 11-13)

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 Guide by Marawa Ibrahim (age 13+)

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

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

The Puberty Book by Kelsey Powell & Wendy Darvill (age 11+)

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

What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions by Louise Spilsbury & Yas Necati (age 8-14)

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

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

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

What's Happening To My Body? Boys by Lynda Madaras (age 11-13)

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 sexuality 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 14+

BISH by Justin Hancock (age 14+)

Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers by Nancy Amanda Redd (age 14+)

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+)

Doing It by Hannah Witton (age 14+)

Drawn to Sex: The Basics by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (age 15+)

Enjoy Sex (How, when and IF you want to) by Dr Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock (age 15+)

Everything You Need To Know About Sexual Consent by Carla Mooney (age 16+)

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

GIRL: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Karen Rayne (age 15+)

Hang-Ups, Hook-Ups and Holding Out by Melisa Holmes and Trish Hutchison (age 14+)

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)

I've Got my Period. So What? by Clara Henry (age 14)

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

Loveability: An Empowered Girl's Guide to Dating and Relationships by Danielle Miller and Nina Funnell (age 14+)

Making Sense of 'It' by Alison Macklin (age 14+)

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

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 Anne-Marlene Henning and Tina Bremmer-Olszewski (age 15+)

Sexpectations: Sex Stuff Straight Up by Craig Murray and Leissa Pitts (age 14+)

Sexual Decisions by L. Kris Gowen (age 14+)

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

Take it as a Compliment by Maria Stoian (age 16+)

The Girl Guide: 50 ways to learn to love your changing body by Marawa Ibrahim (age 14-15)

What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis (age 14+)

What If? Answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian by Eric Marcus (age 14+)

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 Inclusion & Diversity

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

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

George by Alex Gino (age 9-13)

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae (age 4-8)

Happy in our Skin by Fran Manushkin (age 4-6)

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

Introducing Teddy: A gentle 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)

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (age 4-8)

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

Mummy Never Told Me by Babette Cole (age 4-10)

No Difference Between Us by Jayneen Sanders (age 3-7)

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

Some Girls by Nelly Thomas (age 4-8)

The ABC's of LGBT+ by Ashley Mardell (age 12+)

The Barefoot Book Of Children by Tessa Strickland, Kate DePalma and David Dean (age 4-9)

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

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

The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity by Brooke Pessin-Whedbee (age 5-8)

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

This Book is Gay by James Dawson (age 13+)

What is Gender? How Does It Define Us? And Other Big Questions for Kids by Juno Dawson (age 8-14)

Who's in my Family? by Robie H. Harris (age 3-8)

Who We Are! All about being the same and being different by Robie H. Harris (age 3-8)

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 Safety

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

Body Smart: Right from the start by Kerri Isham (age 3-7)

C is for Consent by Eleanor Morrison (age 3-8)

Everyone's Got A Bottom by Tess Rowley (age 3-5)

Gary just didn't know the rules by Holly-ann Martin (age 6-12)

Hamish and the Shadow Secret by Liz Walker (age 10-13)

Inside Out: Your body is amazing inside and out and belongs only to you by Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski (age 8-12)

Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect by Jayneen Sanders (age 4-8)

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

Messages About Me: Sydney's Story, A Girl's Journey to Healthy Body Image by Educate and Empower Kids (age 10-13)

Messages About Me: Wade's Story, A Boy's Quest for Healthy Body Image by Educate and Empower Kids (age 10-13)

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

My Private Parts are Private! by Robert D. Edelman (age 6-10)

My Underpants Rule! by Kate and Rob Power (age 3-7)

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

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

Petra's Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure by Educate and Empower Kids (age 9-13)

Someone Should Have Told Me by Holly-ann Martin (age 3-8)

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

What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis and Thalia Wallis (age 14+)

What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions by Louise Spilsbury & Yas Necati (age 8-14)

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

Books: Internet Safety

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

Cell Phoney by Julia Cook (age 8-10)

Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. by Kristen Jenson (age 4-8)

Good Pictures Bad Pictures by Kristen Jenson (age 9-12)

Hamish and the Shadow Secret by Liz Walker (age 10-13)

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

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

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

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

Noah's New Phone: A Story About Using Technology For Good by Educate and Empower Kids (age 9-13)

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

Not For Kids! Protecting kids online by Liz Walker (5-10)

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

Petra's Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure by Educate and Empower Kids (age 9-13)

Social Media Savvy: Facts and Figures About Selfies, Smartphones and Standing Out by Elizabeth Raum (age 9-13)

Someone Should Have Told Me by Holly-ann Martin (age 3-8)

Staying Safe Online by Louie Stowell (age 8-13)

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

The Tech Savvy User's Guide to the Digital World by Lori Getz (age 12+)

Note: All books listed above have written reviews by Cath Hakanson: https://sexedrescue.com

She also reviews them individually on YouTube.

Books/Information: Disability

Tweens & Teens

Boyfriends & Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities by Terri Couwenhoven 

Special Boys' Business by Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart

Special Girls' Business by Fay Angelo, Heather Pritchard and Rose Stewart

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes in the Tween & Teen Years by Terri Couwenhoven (age 9-16)

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes in the Tween & Teen Years by Terri Couwenhoven (age 9-16)

The Growing Up Guide for Girls by Davida Hartman (age 9-14)

The Growing up Book for Boys by Davida Hartman (age 9-14)

Things Elli Likes by Kate E. Reynolds (aged 10+)

Things Tom Likes by Kate E. Reynolds (aged 10+)

What's Happening to Ellie? by Kate E. Reynolds (aged 10+)

What's Happening to Tom? by Kate E. Reynolds (aged 10+)

Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Respectability Sex Education Resources: https://www.respectability.org/resources/sexual-education-resources/

SECCA App: https://app.secca.org.au/ 

Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities (Centre for Parent Information & Resources): https://www.parentcenterhub.org/sexed/

Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/

TES: https://www.tes.com/en-au/

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Professionals' 'Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours by Davida Hartman

Teaching Children with Downs Syndrome About Their Bodies, Boundaries & Sexuality: A guide for Parents & Professionals by Terri Couwenhoven

Books: Parents

A Blessing Not A Curse by Jane Bennett

A Guide for parents on how to explain transgender to a child by Cath Hakanson

A Practical Guide to Sex by Meg Barker, John Barker & Justin Hancock

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

Big Porn Inc by Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Bray

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

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

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 Kindersley 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 children 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

Sex Ed Quickies web-based App (age 3-13)

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 Parent's Helping Handbook by Holly-ann Martin

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

The Princess Bitchface Syndrome by Michael Carr-Gregg

The Sex Education Answer Book by Cath Hakanson

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

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids by Danielle Owen-Reid and Kristin Russo

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 Damour

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 14+ and Parents

Recommended Resources - Gender and Sexual Diversity

Recommended Resources - Online Safety

Recommended Resources - Personal and Cyber Safety

Recommended Resources - Books & Info Suitable for Disabilities

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.culturereframed.org/parents-program

Parent's Program / Culture Reframed provides education and resources to build resilience and resistance to hypersexualized media and porn.

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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