The SASS primary school student educational program aims to empower children to understand that their bodies are their own, equip them to make positive, ethical choices with regards to their intimate relationships, and ultimately to stop intimate partner violence and sexual harm from occurring within our communities. The program is tailored to grades 3-6 with learning encouraged through interactive, educational games.
Our program incorporates trauma-informed practices and child and youth engagement strategies. Activities and play are integrated into sessions to make content accessible, relevant and helpful for children and young people.
All school workshops require 1 hour (minimum) of staff training prior to commencing workshops with students.
"Safe, Smart Kids" Workshop outline:
- Awareness raising of intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and abuse;
- The concepts of 'intimacy' and 'consent'; and
- Sexual consent and the law in Tasmania.
Our 'Safe, Smart Kids' workshop addresses the fundamental concepts of intimacy and consent through interactive and dynamic discussion. Facilitators utilise embodied learning principles, which are strongly linked to knowledge retention, in empowering children with knowledge around relationships and their own bodily autonomy. Content is engaging and age appropriate, and sessions include practical activities with real-life examples. All sessions are delivered with a trauma-informed, ‘do no harm’ approach. Our facilitators are skilled at creating a safe and open environment where children and young people feel comfortable to approach difficult topics that affect them.
Additional optional modules:
During this session we equip children with knowledge and habits that promote a culture of social safety. Discussions and activities centre around correct anatomical body part names, safe and unsafe feelings, and places to seek help and advice.
Cyber safety; sexting, apps and online communication awareness
Technology plays a massive part in the social lives of children today. During this session we explore the uses and risks of online platforms and the concept of being an ethical bystander, through engaging activities in which students are encouraged to examine their own personal choices around social media use.
This module is an extension of the core ‘intimacy and consent’ unit. We use practical activities to examine different types of relationships and the ways respect within relationships contributes to safety and mental health.