The program uniquely bridges the gap between existing school curriculum around cyber safety and sex education, and explores sexual relationships while promoting safety, space and boundaries – offline and online. The program content, delivered through scenarios to explore individually and in small groups, supports young people to consider the complexities of negotiating authentic and healthy intimate relationships.

Students are led through discussions about how to critically think about healthy sexual and intimate relationships in their own lives and how to safeguard self and others from being sexually exploited.

How does Stand Up! work?

Stand Up! is a prevention program that runs across 3-4 sessions and is delivered in high schools by the Kids First.

Schools interested in participating in the program, are encouraged to contact Kids First.

Westpac's 'Safer Children, Safer Communities' program has funded Kids First to broaden the reach of the Stand Up! program through producing digital resources so that the Stand Up! material can be delivered to more young people in more schools.

Key learning outcomes

At completion of the program, young people will be able to:

• Define sexual exploitation
• Identify risk scenarios in healthy and unhealthy relationships
• Understand the role of consent and the law in sexual relationships
• Define, understand and respond to grooming
• Develop real life strategies to deal with risk of sexual exploitation, grooming, and managing unhealthy relationships
• Identify barriers of seeking support and advice and how to overcome these.

Through our work we have been able to have real conversations with young people about their day to day interactions around intimate relationships and navigation of consent, hook up culture and how grooming/sexual exploitation looks in the 21st century.”

Kids First Clinical Practitioner

Stand Up!


For more information about Stand Up! please fill in the form below and one of lovely Intake and Engagement team members will be in touch with you shortly. Alternatively if you would like to speak to someone on the phone please call us on (03) 9450 0900.

If this service is not available in your area, please contact us so we can help you get in touch with the right people.

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