Secondary Education: Years 7 - 10
Sex, Sexuality, The Law, and Personal Values
Students work towards defining sex and explore differences in definitions.
What is the legal age for sex, what is sexual assault, what does the law say about the use of digital media to express sexuality or sexual relationships?
Students explore how their personal values are informed and influenced by family, society and media. They then investigate how their values influence decision making around sex and relationships.
What is safer sex?
Sexually transmissible infections
Accessing services to assist sexually active young people to maintain excellent sexual health
Recognising healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviours
Negotiating, setting and respecting boundaries
Practicing enthusiastic consent in platonic, romantic and sexual relationships
Recognising at-risk relationships in others
Accessing services to assist victims and perpetrators of sexual coercion or abusive relationships
Exploring and Expressing Sex and Sexuality in the Digital World
The law, sex and digital media
Negotiating, setting and respecting boundaries in the digital realm
Expressing relationships online while minimising risk of exploitation
Examining gender double standards and calling out exploitative behaviours
Sexual media literacy. This includes discussing pornography, how it differs from real life sex, un/ethical manufacturers of pornography, the role of women, sexual minorities and people of colour in pornography, consent and affection.
Each unit can be delivered as stand-alone content, however best outcomes are achieved when students participate in all units.
All units are inclusive of the needs of same-sex attracted, asexual and gender-diverse students.