BodySafe Tiaki Tinana

is an interactive secondary school programme that promotes healthy relationships by having open and supportive conversations about respectful relationships, sex and consent. The programme consists of four modules concentrating on consent, respect, support and active bystanding. School and student values are taken into consideration and included where appropriate. BodySafe is targeted towards year ten students, but has flexibility to be delivered to other year levels. In 2017, RPE delivered 638 standard BodySafe modules in secondary schools, 86 modules in alternative education spaces and 26 modules in teen parent units.

Each module is delivered by two experienced facilitators who utilise class discussions, group work, activities, videos, role plays and individual book work to engage the students. Students are also given the opportunity to talk privately with the facilitators if they choose to. Student wellbeing is of the utmost importance and our facilitators are committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning environment.

Our BodySafe programme has been developed across a 10-15 year period. The programme is internally evaluated every six months to ensure it is effective, relevant and inclusive. In 2010 BodySafe was externally evaluated by Massey University, which showed BodySafe to be effective, valued by students, and of high quality. In 2017 we updated our resources to be more inclusive of diverse gender identities and sexualities.

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