Teen Talk Series

For Professionals Working With Secondary Students

1 Day Workshop (All Topic Areas)

Delivering personal safety education to young people can be challenging and overwhelming for professionals. WA Child Safety Services has developed the Teen Talk series to educate and empower young people as they navigate through adolescence. This series is designed to assist young people to identify unsafe situations, to know how to respond and to access help.

The Teen Talk series focus on three areas: Sexual Abuse, Healthy Relationships and Online Safety. The Teen Talk professional learning workshop can be delivered across one or all topic areas to provide educators with the knowledge and skills to appropriately respond to current issues facing students.

Topic Area 1 : Let’s Talk about Sexual Abuse (3 hours)

WORKSHOP OUTCOMES

  1. Develop an understanding of sexual abuse.
  2. Explain the stages of the grooming process and how it can inhibit the disclosure of sexual abuse.
  3. Understand sexual offences and the law in Western Australia.
  4. Explore truths and myths in relation to child sexual abuse and sexual violence.
  5. Explain the difference between consent and coercion in relation to sexual activity.
  6. Empower young people with skills and knowledge of their rights and how to access help or support.

Topic Area 2 : Let’s Talk about Healthy Relationships (3 hours)

WORKSHOP OUTCOMES

  1. Identify what a healthy and respectful relationship is.
  2. Explore how ‘unwritten rules’ can impact safety.
  3. Develop an understanding of the different types of relationship abuse.
  4. Understand sexual offences and the law in Western Australia.
  5. Explain the difference between ‘consent’ and ‘coercion’ in relation to sexual activity.
  6. Empower young people with skills and knowledge of their rights and how to access help or support.

Topic Area 3 : Let’s Talk about Online Safety (3 hours)

WORKSHOP OUTCOMES

  1. Identify the ‘apps’ and online sites young people are using and explain how they can use these platforms safely and minimise risk.
  2. Provide specific information about online gaming, photo and video sharing, sexting/nudes, online grooming, pornography, inappropriate content and cyberbullying.
  3. Provide information about protecting personal information online, digital footprint and digital reputation.
  4. Explain the law in Western Australia as it relates to the online world.
  5. Empower young people with skills and knowledge of their rights and how to access help or support.