Health and Physical Education / Year 7 and 8 / Personal, social and community health / Making healthy and safe choices

Curriculum content descriptions

refine protective behaviours and evaluate community resources to seek help for themselves and others (AC9HP8P08)

  • exploring different strategies they can use, and resources or help sites they can access or refer others to, if they are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • examining scenarios to highlight how emotions, dispositions, social supports, and gender and cultural norms can affect a person’s willingness to seek help
  • exploring strategies for dealing with online abuse and bullying when there is an imbalance of power, such as grooming, image-based abuse or negative social interactions, and reporting the situation to appropriate authorities, trusted adults and through online tools
  • collaborating with peers to suggest strategies they could use if they are being encouraged to use a substance such as alcohol, e-cigarettes, cannabis or inhalants
  • analysing how bystanders play a role in ensuring online spaces are positive and safe, and examining how support services such as kidshelpline and the eSafety Commissioner can provide support for young people who feel unsafe, bullied or abused online
  • exploring help-seeking scenarios young people may encounter and sharing strategies for dealing with each situation, including situations linked to substance use, mental health issues, safety and risk-taking, and sexual health
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
ScOT terms

Internet safety,  Help-seeking behaviour,  Safety

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