Updated: May 9
A resource review by Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids. In The Picture is a comprehensive resource that supports secondary schools to address the influence of explicit sexual imagery.
In The Picture does not provide a ‘program’ to be delivered. Rather, it provides guidelines, suggested strategies and a wide range of practical resources from which schools can create a whole school approach to explicit sexual imagery that is tailored to suit their unique community and context. It provides guidelines, suggested strategies and a wide range of practical resources from which schools can create a whole school approach to explicit sexual imagery that is tailored to suit their unique community and context.
The resource is provided on DVD and includes PDF manuals for school leaders, teachers, and parent and community partnership coordinators; video clips, PowerPoint presentations and customisable resources.
In The Picture has been developed for use by anyone involved in leading or supporting schools to address health and wellbeing issues, such as school leaders, teachers, other school-based staff and staff from community organisations. In The Picture may also be adapted for use in a range of other community and service organisations that support, educate and care for young people.
"As a teaching resource, In The Picture is quite simply without peer in its attention to detail and generosity; as a 21st century curriculum document, it is unsurpassed in educational quality or academic integrity, but as a socially responsive account of our times, it deserves compulsory implementation in schools across the country."
- Natalie Charles, Director of Staff Development, Melbourne Grammar School -
In The Picture is recommended for secondary schools.
In The Picture includes resources for each aspect of a whole school approach, including:
supportive school contexts
supportive school contexts
The full (school leaders’) manual includes four parts.
Part A provides an introduction to the issues, including:
Young people and explicit sexual imagery
Why a school-based approach?
How to use In The Picture
The importance of leadership
Supporting frameworks and policy context
Explicit sexual imagery and the law
Step-by-step guide to a whole school approach.
Part B outlines eight guidelines for a whole school approach to explicit sexual imagery. Each guideline is explained and suggested strategies for implementing it are offered.
Part C provides 82 resources that may be used to implement the eight guidelines, for example:
Whole school approach checklist
Example Action Plan
Teacher preparation and readiness checklist
Learning area coordinator’s checklist
Conceptual framework for education to address explicit sexual imagery
Example letter from principal
Example article for school newsletter
Parent education event leaders’ notes and PowerPoint with video clips
Seven parent tip sheets
Community partnership checklist
Developing a whole school communication strategy
Australian Curriculum connections to explicit sexual imagery education
Ten curriculum activities
Resources to support cross-curriculum learning
Wellbeing staff questionnaire
Student pre- and post- learning questionnaires
Useful online resources
Part D provides printable copies of the activity materials – such as scenario cards and discussion questions – for use with students as part of the student curriculum activities in Part C.
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About The Author
Kayelene Kerr is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most experienced specialist providers of Protective Behaviours, Body Safety, Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and Pornography education workshops. Kayelene is passionate about the prevention of child abuse and sexual exploitation, drawing on over 24 years’ experience of study and law enforcement, investigating sexual crimes, including technology facilitated crimes. Kayelene delivers engaging and sought after prevention education workshops to educate, equip and empower children and young people, and to help support parents, carers, educators and other professionals. Kayelene believes protecting children from harm is a shared responsibility and everyone can play a role in the care, safety and protection of children. Kayelene aims to inspire the trusted adults in children’s lives to tackle sometimes challenging topics.
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