The Teacher’s Toolkit initiative has been developed to assist teachers in addressing specific issues relating to online child sexual exploitation in a variety of learning environments including online, remote and in the classroom. These resources are intended to complement learning from ThinkUKnow presentations for students.
ThinkUKnow Teacher’s Toolkit resources include prevention messages, activities, videos and information on where students can go to for further help. They aim to prompt open discussion among students and have been designed to achieve specific learning goals associated with online child safety, linked to the current Australian Curriculum.
Sharing content and being Share A.W.A.R.E
This toolkit is designed to build on students’ critical thinking skills to prevent sharing content considered to be online child sexual exploitation material.
It is intended for early high school students (Years 7-8) but can be adapted to suit an older audience.
Online interactions: Raising awareness about image-based abuse
This toolkit is designed to build on students’ understanding of image-based abuse and personal image sharing online. It is intended for upper high school students (Years 9-12) but can be adapted to suit a younger audience.
Online interactions: Raising awareness about sexual extortion
This toolkit and associated lesson plan is designed for high school students in Years 7-10 and aims to discuss online interactions with a focus on image-based abuse and sexual extortion (or ‘sextortion’).
Sharing personal sexual content
This toolkit and associated lesson, Megan and Ryan’s Story, can be adapted for Years 7-10 and builds on the issue of sharing personal sexual content (also known as sexting) through a discussion activity.
Getting help: What to do next
This toolkit is designed for students in Years 7 - 10 and discusses when and how to seek help to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be able to take actionable steps to maintain their safety at all times. This toolkit and lesson plan is designed to be delivered after the previous toolkits have been delivered.
A guide to dealing with the sharing of explicit material at your school
This guide produced by the eSafety Commissioner in collaboration with the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation and ThinkUKnow, provides support and advice to help school leaders respond effectively to incidents of sharing explicit material, for example where a student’s nude or sexual image or video is taken, shared or threatened to be shared online.