young people

Asexual Visibility and Education Network – world’s largest online asexual community, with various forums and resources:

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network | 

Scarleteen – inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships information for teenagers and emerging adults:

Amaze – affirming and honest sexuality education for young adolescents:

Best in Sexual Health UK – A guide to sex, love and you. For everyone over 14 years of age:

QLife – support and resources for LGBTIQA+ individuals, including QLives which explores LGBTIQA+ people’s perspectives and lived experiences:

The Aboriginal Sexual Health (ASH) Podcast – explores different sexual health topics relevant to everyone, including our LGBTIQA+ community:

Young Deadly Free – a website with resources about Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) affecting young people in regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities:

Sexuality and Disability – a website that explores the intersectionality of disability, sexuality and gender:

Better Health Channel – Disability and Sexuality:

Health Translations – sexual health information in languages other than English:

1800 RESPECT – support for anyone affected by sexual assault, domestic and/or family violence:

Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault & Abuse: 

Unwanted sexual behaviour and sexual harassment fact sheet for students. Government of South Australia: 

Unwanted sexual behaviour and sexual harassment fact sheet for students

10 ways to get through image-based abuse. eSafety Commissioner:

10 ways to get through image-based abuse | eSafety Commissioner


parents and care givers

Connolly, H. Commissioner for Children and Young People, South Australia (2021). Sex Education in South Australia: What young people need to know about sexual health and safety:

Sex-Education-in-South-Australia.pdf (

Walsh, J. (2018). Talk soon. Talk Often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex. Western Australian Department of Health:

Talking Sex, Puberty and Relationships: A resource for parents. Planned Parenthood:

Motherwell, S. (2021). How and when parents should talk to their kids about consent. ABC News:

Planet Puberty. Supporting parents of young people with intellectual disability and autism navigate a new world. Family Planning NSW:

Opie, T. (2019). What parents need to know about ‘sending nudes’. SBS Voices:

The Carly Ryan Foundation. Online safety resources for parents – App Fact Sheets:

Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Australian Government. Advice to parents and carers to help children have safe experiences online:

It’s Time We Talked. Tips to support you to talk about online pornography with your child/young person:

Families Like Mine. A guide for parents and families of young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. Beyond Blue:

A parents guide to their child’s sexuality. Understanding sexuality and sexual identity – for family and friends: 

Yarning quiet ways. Teaching kids to have strong, safe and healthy relationships:  

Talking sexual health. A parents guide. Victorian Government: (

Pornography: How to have the conversation. The Line: How To Talk To Kids About Porn As A Parent | The Line | The Line


educators and professionals

Fisher, C. M., Waling, A., Kerr, L., Bellamy, R., Ezer, P., Mikolajczak, G., Brown, G., Carman, M. & Lucke, J (2019),
6th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health 2018, (ARCSHS Monograph Series No.
113), Bundoora: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University.

SSASH 2018 National Report – V10c (

Hill AO, Lyons A, Jones J, McGowan I, Carman M, Parsons M, Power J, Bourne A (2021)
Writing Themselves In 4: The health and wellbeing of LGBTQA+ young people in Australia.
National report, monograph series number 124. Melbourne: Australian Research Centre in
Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University.

Writing Themselves In 4: National Report (

Robinson, KH, Bansel, P, Denson, N, Ovenden, G & Davies, C (2014), Growing Up Queer:
Issues Facing Young Australians Who Are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse, Young and Well Cooperative
Research Centre, Melbourne.

Growing Up Queer.docx (

Crabbe, M & Flood, M (2021), School-Based Education to
Address Pornography’s Influence on Young People: A Proposed Practice Framework,
American Journal of Sexuality Education.

School-based education to address pornography’s influence A proposed practice framework

Our Watch (2020), Pornography, young people, and preventing violence against women. 

Background Paper: Pornography, young people, and preventing violence against women

Our Watch (2016), Respectful Relationships Education In Schools: The Beginnings of Change.

Respectful Relationships Education in Schools

Pound P, Denford S, Shucksmith J, et al. What is best practice in sex and relationship education? A synthesis of evidence, including stakeholders’ views. BMJ Open 2017;7:e014791.

What is best practice in sex and relationship education? A synthesis of evidence