Like many young people, Tom accesses and uses pornography, which he stumbled on by accident when he was 13. Most of his information about sex and sexuality is coming from the pornography he watches.
This free learning resource has been designed for young adults to learn and practice their Protective Behaviours knowledge and skills. The resource aims to empower young individuals with the knowledge and skills to live safe lives. The resource has interactive elements to cover the basic Protective Behaviours concepts while also covering more advanced concepts including problem solving and emergencies, wanted and unwanted touch, internet safety and pornography.
You are invited to go through the 5 parts of Feel Safe at your own pace and in a way that suits the young person you are exploring the topics with.
Feel Safe is an online tool that helps young people explore the concepts of Protective Behaviours and test their knowledge. This ensures applicability of skills and knowledge within their daily lives. Feel Safe is a supported resource, this means the resource is designed for use by a support person who has knowledge and comfort with Protective Behaviours topics.
The resource has a scaffolded structure which builds upon foundational knowledge through to more complex topics. These elements can be used in the recommended order or as standalone tools with consideration.
Feel Safe is also published in the Department of Education’s internal catalogue for public schools throughout WA.
Key features of Feel Safe
At the top of each page there is a prompt for supports that will guide them through the resource. Expansion ideas, potential challenges and suggested key questions will be hosted in this section to help evoke conversation and learning outcomes. This section is optional and for those who prefer a more guided experience.
The Feel Safe resource has a range of interactive features including sorting games, quizzes, reflection tools and flip cards. Progress will be automatically saved, and all parts can be revisited once completed. There are also comprehension questions and case studies to help assess what level of understanding an individual may have prior to completing the next section.
There are two video series featured within Feel Safe. The first are our role model video series, these are fictional scenes that young people of varying abilities feature in to provide tangible concept examples in everyday contexts. There are prompt questions imbedded to consider before and after each video and there are audio description versions available.
he second series of videos are made for professionals and carers to support young people with key consideration points. We encourage the videos to be paused to allow for discussion.
Each section ends with recommended resources, websites and other documents that can be accessed to support teaching and talking. There are also Feel Safe specific posters, activities, and worksheets throughout the sections that can be utilised depending on the learners needs.
E-learning: Tribal Habits is the resource which hosts the Feel Safe program and allows users to engage with information in creative and interactive ways. It is inline with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and appropriate for screen reader use. The program content was developed with a range of abilities and learning styles in mind however, if you are noticing a gap or need please get in contact with SECCA as we aim to consistently adapt and improve our resources.
Videos: The role modelling videos all have a second version available which has audio description. All of the videos are captioned.