Cool Sites for Students
Below is a list of both Australian and international sexuality and relationships websites designed for young people.
This website is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing under the Chlamydia Targeted Grants Program. Find out everything there is to know about Chlamydia trachomatis, from the scientific to the up close and personal.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Melbourne
This website site gives you information and advice from the personal experiences of other young people who have been there… people who have experienced ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’. This site has been around since 1998, and it was originally called When Love Hurts: a guide on love, respect and abuse in relationships.
FPWA- Quarry website- for people under 25 years of age
Quarry Health Centre is a safe space in Fremantle where young people under 25 years can access confidential, non-judgmental and affordable sexual health services. Youth friendly, professional staff are available to listen, answer questions and provide up to date information to help you make informed decisions about your sexual health.
I Stay Safe
Queensland Health site for young people and their sexual health
Let’s talk puberty- for girls
Simple and easy to understand animation film can help address all your growing worries.
Like it is
The Like it is website is designed to educate teens on sexual health issues and reduce the rates of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. From Marie Stopes International.
Open Doors youth service
Open Doors youth service provides support to young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT), those who have a diverse gender and/or sexuality and those who are exploring their sexuality and/or gender identity.
NSW Department of Community Services
Date rape is when someone you know socially (but not family) makes you have sex when you don’t want to. It could be someone you meet at a party, or someone you love and trust.
Reach Out is a web based service that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 14-25 years by providing them with information, support and skills development and by working with health professionals to strengthen the pathways between online and community based service delivery.
South Australian government – young adult health information
Factsheets about self esteem and confidence for young adults
The Hormone Factory
An interactive website to engage children in questions and answers about the physical, emotional and social changes associated with puberty.
Tune in, not out
For all issues including mental and sexual health, Tune in, not out brings videos, factsheets, real stories and blogs from across Australia into one central point for young people to explore.
University of Melbourne, Australia Your Sexual Health
www.yoursexhealth.org is about reproductive and sexual health. It delivers expert information on emotional, practical and relationship issues and explores real life dilemmas in true stories. This unique combination helps you to see the impact of your decisions about your sexual and reproductive health.
Victorian Government – youth resources
Youth central is the Victorian Government’s web based initiative for young people aged 12-25, filled with great information and articles. The link above takes you to information about relationships and sexual health.
Western Australia, Department of Communities
This website contains helpful information for young people about family and domestic violence, dating violence and how to support your friend if they are being abused.
Adventures in Sex City
The Middlesex London Health Unit in Canada has come up with Adventures in Sex City, a game designed to deliver sex and health education to ‘a mature youth audience’.
Columbia University health services
Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A Internet site has 7category pages — Alcohol & Other Drugs; Fitness & Nutrition; Emotional Health; General Health; Sexuality; Sexual Health; and Relationships.
Gay straight alliance network
Empowers young people to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools
KidsHealth from Nemours
KidsHealth is the most visited website for children’s health and development.
Information for young people about bodies, sex and masturbation, relationships, pregnancy and LGBTQ issues.
Scarleteen- sex education for the real world
Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organisation and website. The site includes information, interactive services, referrals, outreach and mentoring.
Sex, etc. Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project
Sex, Etc. is part of the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project developed by Answer, a USA national organisation dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults in their lives.
Virtual teen forums- discover, learn and grow together
Online meeting place for teenagers to ask questions and look at peer-level responses.
Your Health Your Choices UK NSH Health Site for Young People
Site for young people, focusing on things you need to know about safe sex, contraception, sex and alcohol, peer pressure and body image.