General Manager, Prevention and Recovery Jackie Bateman spoke with Suzan Delibasic of NewsCorp about the important role consent education must play in combatting the impact of pornography on young people.

Jackie went on to share: "Quality sex and consent education leads to young people having sex later, taking fewer risks and being more likely to use contraception."

The article included quotes from consent education campaigner Chanel Contos, Victorian Education Minister Ben Carroll, and Federal Education Minister Jason Clare. 

Read the article via Herald Sun (paywall):…

A renowned therapist, trainer, consultant, and writer with more than 20 years’ practice experience, Jackie has gained a deep understanding of family violence from her experiences working with and supporting children and young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviours, and their families.

Currently, Jackie is General Manager, Prevention and Recovery at Kids First Australia. Kids First’s Sexual Assault Counselling and Prevention Program (SACPP) works with children and young people who have experienced or engaged in harmful sexual behaviours. The team recently released an evidenced-informed consent education platform, ‘To Future Me’ which teaches on the topics of sex, consent, grooming behaviour and gender in an age-appropriate digital format.

Jackie sits on the Board of Sexual Assault Services (Victoria) and is Deputy Chair of the Harmful Sexual Behaviour network.

Jackie Bateman
Jackie Bateman
General Manager of Prevention and Recovery, Kids First Australia

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