Respectful and Intimate Relationships
Free teaching resources for secondary
Two outstanding series designed for Years 10 – 12 students and their teachers explores challenging and important issues surrounding respectful relationships, including consent, sexual harassment, domestic violence, misogyny in pornography, pornography versus reality, and the sharing of intimate images.
Starting the conversation about respectful relationships
As an educator, you’re in the unique position of being able to facilitate important, and sometimes challenging conversations with your senior students. ClickView’s two original series, Respectful Relationships and Respectful Intimate Relationships series have been specifically designed to give you the tools and resources you need to teach these topics with confidence.
ClickView is committed to providing you with the resources you need to deliver age-appropriate and evidence-based respectful relationships education. These two series have been developed with subject experts to raise awareness of problematic behaviours among young people and create healthy attitudes towards sex and relationships.
Series 1 synopsis, Respectful Relationships:
During filming of a light-hearted production set in Victorian times, the dialogue and ‘real life’ conversations between actors and crew explore important topics including:
- How social constructs around gender can contribute to sexist and homophobic attitudes, unreasonable expectations, and gender inequality.
- The importance of enthusiastic consent and to respect others’ autonomy at all times.
- Different levels of sexual harassment, from ‘just a joke’ banter that constitutes harassment, through to more overt examples of catcalling and physically invading personal space.
- Domestic violence, including how abusive relationships often occur over time, and the important role of the bystander.
Series 2 synopsis, Respectful Intimate Relationships:
A cast and crew film a pirate-themed series about respectful intimate relationships. Through four episodes, they discuss and explore topics including:
- How pornography is made for the ‘male gaze’.
- Recognising and seeking help for pornography addiction.
- The impact of non-consensual sharing of intimate images.
- Privacy, sex shaming, revenge porn and victim blaming.
- Misogyny and stereotypes in pornography.
- The importance of consent and open conversations about sexual needs.
Equipping young people with media literacy and body safety skills
The two series designed for senior students are supported by an excellent professional development series for educators. Discover both series free to share with your students. Each episode comes with digital and printable resources to support the teaching and learning of respectful relationships in your classroom.
Free resources: Respectful Relationships and Respectful Intimate Relationships
Discover all four full-length episodes free to share with your students. Each episode comes with a pack of printable supporting resources to use in your lessons.
Note: Series is M rated and suitable only for senior students under supervision.
Respectful Intimate Relationships
4 videos | Secondary
A cast and crew film a pirate-themed series about respectful intimate relationships.
in-depth conversation between the director and cast about if the sex acts depicted in pornographic films are real, how people learn about sex and issues to do with consent. This video is an ideal way to open discussions about the pornography industry with secondary students.Download lesson resources
about the impact of non-consensual sharing of intimate images, privacy, sex shaming, revenge porn and victim blaming. The comedic style of this video enables senior secondary students to easily engage with the topics.Download lesson resources
with him about acknowledging his problem and realising how much it controls his behaviour, then encourages him to talk to people he trusts to get help. The pirate-themed comic elements of the video help senior secondary students to fully explore the nature of addiction.Download lesson resources
for the ‘male gaze’. They explore ideas about misogyny and stereotypes in pornography and the importance of having open conversations with partners about sexual interests and needs. This video will help teachers introduce senior secondary students to important respectful relationships topics in an engaging manner.Download lesson resources
Behind the Scenes of Respectful Intimate Relationships: A Teacher’s Guide
5 videos | Secondary
Discussing pornography openly and honestly can be one of the most important things we do as educators to help young people navigate their way into adulthood. Young people need our help to contextualise what they see online and build their critical thinking skills.
The behind-the-scenes teacher series includes conversations between Catherine Manning from SEED Workshops and ex-AFL star and teacher Glenn Manton. Together they explore the important ideas and issues raised in the Respectful Intimate Relationships videos.
- Creating ‘safe spaces’ to discuss these ideas with students free of judgement.
- Practical tips and ideas to start and continue the conversation.
- Getting school administration and community support.
‘safe places’ to discuss pornography with students. It is an ideal professional development resource for teachers planning to deliver Years 10-12 Respectful Relationships lessons related to pornography, consent, pornography addiction and the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.Download teacher guide
‘Pornography v. Reality’. These include consent, if sex acts depicted in pornographic films are real and how people learn about sex. They also raise other issues to discuss with students such as sex and power, and the Internet and pornography.Download teacher guide
Intimate Images’ video. These include the impact of non-consensual sharing of intimate images, privacy, sex shaming, revenge porn and victim blaming. They also raise other issues to discuss with students such as trust, and legal issues around the sharing of intimate images.Download teacher guide
The making of the Respectful Intimate Relationships series
Sneak a peek behind the lens of ClickView’s important new resource for senior secondary students and teachers. Meet the director of Respectful Intimate Relationships, Jemma Cotter, the series producers and actors. Hear from members of the cast and crew about the challenges and highlights of creating this incredible cinematic world, plus more about the context and purpose of the series.
How to Talk About Pornography?
The rapid advance of the internet into all aspects of our lives has brought with it near ubiquitous access to pornography, and ever younger viewers of it. While there are good reasons to be concerned about the impact this may be having on the development of young people’s sexual attitudes and self-image, Catherine Manning argues that attentive, sex-positive discussion remains the best remedy.Read the full article
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