At a time when children have so many external influences and 24-7 access to technology, it’s easy for parents, carers and teachers to feel helpless. However it’s more important than ever to facilitate a culture of respectful relationships and provide young people with the toolkit they need for healthy relationships and sexuality.
Mid-late Primary and early Secondary age is a critical time for our children’s development and learning skills around friendships, partnerships and relationships. The popular culture and online world they are immersed in is providing them within accurate and adverse messages and images about what respectful human relationships look like.
Media, advertising, fashion, music, and popular culture are infiltrated with pornography concepts and gender inequality. Themes of power over another person, sexualisat...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)