Respect Matters program launched

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The Respect Matters program supports respectful relationship education in all Australian schools.

Teachers can access professional learning and engaging educational resources for students. Respect Matters helps students build safe and respectful relationships with their peers and the broader community.

The resources available help students improve their skills and knowledge in areas including:

  • Consent
  • Self-respect 
  • Respecting others
  • Resolving conflict
  • Shared decision making. 

The learning activities and resources have been developed for students from Foundation to Year 12. 

The Respect Matters program includes the Good Society online platform. The Good Society platform allows teachers to select and assign resources for use in their classroom. This provides flexibility for teachers to address the specific needs of their students and school community.

Respect Matters is part the Australian Government’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The aim is to change the view of young people towards violence.