A gender-justice researcher reviewed the entire newly released government sexuality education resource for teachers. She found several significant problems.
A study on the delivery of sexuality education found some teachers were anxious about parental fear, negative media and political hysteria. Sometimes they watered down 'risky' content.
In interviews, female teachers at three all-boy schools in three capital cities have disclosed instances of sexism from students, male colleagues and parents.
Sexual negotiation can be a difficult process. It's about reading body language as well as verbal cues, and respecting the wants and needs of your partner. Schools need to teach it early and often.
Australia’s relationships and sex education often fails to support the personal and social development of young people.