Country-specific Support

These country-specific support links form part of the extensive resources we provide to parents & carers of children completing the IQ PROGRAMS. Each unit of classroom content is complemented by information designed to build a partnership between parents and the school community. Information includes:

  • lesson content overview
  • pre-lesson preparation guidance
  • post-lesson discussion guidance
  • links to online learning
  • guidance to create a safer experience for children on all online platforms

Click on the relevant country to find country-specific support links. Your country not listed? Contact us.

Australia

Kids Helpline

For ages 5–25, Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800.Your child should receive a Kids Helpline Tip Sheet in Lesson 1 of the Umbrella Unit.

Bravehearts

Turning Corners – A program initiative of Bravehearts that provides a comprehensive and integrated response to working with young people (12 years to under 18 years of age) who have or are at risk of engaging in harmful sexual behaviour. Turning Corners welcomes referrals from external support agencies, parents or self-referral by a young person. Learn more by watching this video.

eHeadspace

eHeadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people aged 12-25 and their families and friends. It’s available 9am – 1am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week for a 1-on-1 chat. It’s a confidential, free and safe space to talk about what’s going on.

Raising Children

Raising Children provides guidance for parenting pre-teens (often referred to as tweens), and includes information on Sexting: early conversations with children 6-11 years and Pornography: talking about it with children 9-11 years. They also cover lots of other topics including entertainment & technology and communicating & relationships.

Parentline for Every State

Parentline QLD & NT – 1300 30 1300

Parentline VIC – 13 22 89

Parentline NSW – 1300 1300 52

Parent Helpline SA – 1300 364 100

Parentline ACT – 02 6287 3833

Parent Line TAS – 1300 808 178

Parenting WA Line – 1800 654 432

Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is an important resource to assist with helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online.

  • Report cyberbullying
    If you are under 18 you can make a complaint about cyberbullying or online bullying. A child’s parent, legal guardian, or someone authorised by the child is also able to submit a cyberbullying complaint.
  • Report image-based abuse
    If an intimate image has been shared, or someone is threatening to share it, without your consent, you can make a report no matter what your age.
  • Report offensive and illegal content
    The Cyber Report team investigates complaints about offensive and illegal online content, including online child sexual abuse material.
  • Online pornography: a guide for parents and carers
    This information covers:- How do kids find pornography online?- How can I protect my child?- What can I do if my child has found pornography online?

Canada

Information coming soon.

New Zealand

Information coming soon.