Sex education that works

Despite worry about the effects of sexualised media content on children, and a swathe of research that documents a less than healthy state of young people's sexual health, Australia has still not managed to implement comprehensive school sexuality education. If it takes a village to raise a child then what are our respective roles in educating children about matters of sex, wellbeing and personal safety?

Jenny Walsh - Sex education that works

Speaker bio: Jenny Walsh

Manager, Community Liaison and Education Unit, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Jenny has written a range of popular teaching materials, books and websites, for Australian and international education and health bodies including:

  • ‘Talk Soon. Talk Often (2011)’ – A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex, with the Western Australian Department of Health.
  • ‘Catching On Early – Sexuality and Relationships Education Teaching Resource for Victorian Primary Schools (2011)’, for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • And the award-winning website