Let's be open about...

Year 7 & 8

Are you worried that pornography and media are teaching your child about sexuality??

 

Do you want to start early with conversations about safety, pleasure, and consent that set them up to be sexually safe and healthy adults?

 

It’s ALL possible, with Open Book Projects Relationships and Sexuality Program.

We will show you how!

Junior Secondary school is a time of change. Puberty is often hard to miss now and family life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster. Your sweet baby is spending more time in their room and online and their friends are their main source of information and advice. 

 

It is definitely not too late and your young person needs you now more than ever. Their world is confusing and the mixed messages from media, friends, and family can have serious impacts on their developing sexual identity. 

Imagine how you would feel if...

You knew your young person had the skills to navigate peer pressure.

You knew that if something did happen your young person would come to you first.

Your young person understood your family values about dating and relationships.

You could talk about pornography, relationships and sexuality with ease and confidence!

Research has shown that children who receive quality relationships and sexuality education from an early age make healthier life long decisions about their bodies, relationships, and boundaries. 

 

Is this something you would like for your children? 

Beginning your journey doesn’t have to mean drastic changes. In fact, once you understand what you need to talk about for this age group and how to talk about it in fun and shame-free ways you are already on your way. 

Perhaps you haven’t known where to start or are nervous you'll say the wrong thing? 

Are you struggling with the talking about child safety because you are a survivor?

"Each week gain the confidence to take on harder topics, learning along with your child"

Year 7 & Year 8

Over the 10 weeks of Term 2 we  will cover a wide range of topics that meet the Australian Curriculum standards for this age group including:

  • Opening lines of communication with safe adults 

  • Managing emotions

  • Decision making and peer pressure

  • Body ownership and consent

  • Masturbation and pleasure

  • Healthy and unhealthy relationships

  • Bullying and harassment and building new friendships

  • Understanding the process of puberty for individuals

  • Managing the changes of puberty

  • Self-esteem and body neutrality

  • Like, lust, and love

  • Pornography, sexting, and technology

  • Inclusion, belonging and tolerance

  • Appropriate ways to share power within relationships

  • Health literacy and media literacy

  • Supporting developmentally appropriate understandings of pleasure that removes shame

There are several ways that you and your young person can work together to support them as they move toward adulthood. Just like you taught them to cross the road or put a child lock on the cupboard, you now get to approach a new kind of safety – one that will be a life skill for both of you.

In the ten-week plans (I've got this and Teach me how) each lesson builds on the learning from the previous week. 

Let's work together gives you prepaid access to 3 topics that you want to do family education on. These fun family sessions bring together learners of the same age with a caring adult to talk about issues that matter to tweens in a fun learning environment- with plenty of time for questions!

At Open Book Projects we are passionate about relationships and sexuality and spend a lot of time learning about how that looks at different ages and stages.

In particular how consent looks and feels, because we want people to understand their right to be safe and to have the skills to support that. That also means that we are committed to the prevention of sexual abuse.

No child should experience harm and teaching them about the risks in a fun and empowering way is the best approach.

Are you ready to become an open book for your family?

Open Book Project’s Term 2 Relationships and Sexuality Program IS YOUR SOLUTION!!

Prep to Year 2
Protect your child from abuse and teach them that bodies can feel joyful and safe.
Year 3 & 4
Social emotional learning, friendships, and consent are important lessons for your growing child.
Year 5 & 6
Talking about body changes and the new feelings that arise during this key stage of development will give your child confidence.
Young Adult
15-17 year olds are managing conflicting messages from family, peers, and media so having aplace to learn and ask questions can support healthy development. We teach them how to talk to you!
Unique Education
Unique lesson adaptations for unique learners. All out plans can be adapted and the Let's work together package has a unqiue edition just for you and your child with intellectual disability.
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Kerrin Bradfield is an Accredited Clinical Sexuality Educator with the  Society of Australian Sexologists Ltd. They adhere to the Society’s  Code of Ethics and Practice.

To find out more, go to www.societyaustraliansexologists.org.au

Open Book Project is based in the Yuggerah nation and acknowledges and pays respects to the Yugambeh, Koombumerrii and Bundjalung people, past, present and future, of the Gold Coast. We recognise the sovereignty of First Nations people and the resilience shown in fighting for lands, laws, and peoples.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. 

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