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Respectful relationships educ in Australian school

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Media reports of findings from the latest National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey caused a stir in recent days, with some highlighting the importance of education programs to teach young people about gender-based violence. Governments have recently renewed efforts to address gender-based violence in schools through what is now referred to as respectful relationships education. The program is now being rolled out in more than 1,000 government, Catholic and independent schools in Victoria.

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The survey of young people, aged 16-24, revealed some concerning findings. Nearly one-quarter of respondents agreed that women tend to exaggerate the problem of male violence. One in seven said women often make false allegations of sexual assault. One in eight weren’t aware non-consensual sex in marriage is a criminal offence.
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Respectful relationships education seeks to prevent violence before it occurs. This is fostered through supporting schools to challenge and find alternatives to the rigid gender roles that support gender inequality and lead to violence against women.
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Should this become part of the curriculum in schools worldwide?
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perhaps we should adopt the Japenese schooling system, ( have these children work together preparing lunches an cleaning the school room together ) creating a sense of bond between each individual.
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Standard 4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments. Yes, respectful relationships education starts at home, however, teachers have a professional responsibility to ensure that all students are safe and supported at school and should therefore integrate respectful relationships content across the entire curriculum. This is a precondition for all students to flourish in other aspects of their education.
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We already do. Mary Immaculate school in Ivanhoe has been doing it for years and has the most beautiful community as a result of their great work!!!
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Our teachers are under enough pressure to teach to curriculum, how about we show our children how to behave and to demonstrate care and respect to others. Surely this is something that starts with family. I have taught and it seems many parental roles are shrugged off and added to teachers 'to do' lists. This is a societal issue and needs to be addressed at that level.
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Our teachers are under enough pressure to teach to curriculum, how about we show our children how to behave and to demonstrate care and respect to others. Surely this is something that starts with family. I have taught and it seems many parental roles are shrugged off and added to teachers 'to do' lists. This is a societal issue and needs to be addressed at that level.
Work shops? we did something similar in school as I was growing up with bullying, and there were some incredibly good-natured, humoured, relatable people. It's not hard to do at all.
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And high schools! Primary schools can be pretty good at this generally but I have found primary schools still tend to support many old-fashioned values regarding family and gender roles and this contributes to the problem indirectly.
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No - it starts at birth and is a parents responsibility first and foremost backed up by appropriate school/community practices.
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Let us make it mandatory to be a respectful person! While you are at it let us make it mandatory for parents to teach their children some manners and respect at home. Because teachers are already teaching respectful relationships in the way they model behaviour every day at school but they are up against what happens in the home. Teach your children well.
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How about letting the parents do that. Teachers have enough to do. More than happy to reinforce respectful relationships, but teachers can't raise your children for you. That's your job.
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