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Episode #38 Professor Kath Albury on the ethics of sexting.

Episode #38 Professor Kath Albury on the ethics of sexting.

December 18, 2020

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.

Resources:

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

Episode #37 Explaining Pornography

December 4, 2020

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. 

Resources:  

Esafety  for research and resources about pornography. Esafety advice for parents / carers on talking about pornographySee research at Australian Institute of Family StudiesIts 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 JensonSomeone 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

EPISODE #36 Laws about sexting-Victoria Legal Aid

November 13, 2020
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. 
Resources:
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

Episode #35 Sex and the law - Victoria Legal Aid

October 22, 2020

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.

Resources:

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

Episode #34 Jayneen Sanders

October 2, 2020
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.
Resources:
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

Episode #33 Early Years

September 11, 2020

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. 

Resources:

More information about FPV go to fpv.org.au. See information about Child Safe Standards. Book- Everyones Got A Bottom by Tess Rowley. . 

Episode #32 The Pleasure Perspective

Episode #32 The Pleasure Perspective

August 21, 2020
In this episode Anne speaks with Karen Molhuysen from Sexual Health Quarters in Western Australia. SHQ is part of the Family Planning Alliance Australia, and does very similar work to FPV. Karen has some practical advice on starting a conversation about sex with the idea that sex is most often about pleasure. 
Resources:
See Sexual Health Quarters.  World Health Organisation definition of sexual health. Research and recommendations about Sexuality Education see the UNESCO International technical guidance on sexuality education: an evidence-informed approach. Scarleteen has articles for young people on sexual health and sexual pleasure. For FPV school programs, resources and lesson plans go to the schools portal or fpv.org.au.
Episode #31 Dr Gemma Sharp

Episode #31 Dr Gemma Sharp

July 31, 2020
In this episode Anne talks to Dr Gemma Sharp. Gemma is a clinical psychologist and Senior Research Fellow in the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre where she leads the Body Image Research Group. Gemma discusses young people and genital self image, the rising popularity of labiaplasty surgery and the positive impact education can have on body image.
Resources:
For more information about FPV @ fpv.org.au.  Parents and carers can register interest in having a 13-15 year old girl participate in Gemma’s latest research about young people and genital self image (available at time of publication) . Dr Gemma Sharp twitter page and Monash University biography  including links to research. Watch Gemma’s TED talk. Have a look at Women’s Health Victoria Labia Library.
Episode #30 COVID homework

Episode #30 COVID homework

July 28, 2020
In this episode we provide some small RSE homework tasks for each year level. FPV Schools Manager Bonnie details the skills and knowledge we would like students to have at different stages of their schooling. It is possible that due to COVID restrictions, students may miss out on planned RSE classes this year. Parents and carers who try a recommended task will be helping prepare their children for when life returns to something more like normal.
Resources
For more information about FPV and our school programs go to fpv.org.au. Youth Law Australia has state by state information about laws relating to sex and sexting. eSafety Commissioner for information about keeping safe online including talking about pornography with young people.
Episode #29 Katrina Marson

Episode #29 Katrina Marson

July 10, 2020

In this episode Anne speaks with criminal lawyer Katrina Marson. Katrina has done extensive international research into Relationships and Sexuality Education as a preventive strategy to reduce the incidence of sexual violence in the community. Katrina discusses the potential impact of RSE programs, barriers to success, and what models work well in other parts of the world.

Resources:

For more information about FPV @ fpv.org.au. Katrina Marson's paper Ignorance is not Innocence. UNESCO International technical guidance on sexuality education: An evidence-informed approach(2018).

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