The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new digital and social health program—The YeS Project—designed to encourage young people to act as positive influencers and supportive friends in all of their social spaces, especially online.
In its unique format, educators can choose from up to 12 standalone workshops to design a program which best resonates with their specific school context and structure. Topics include image-based abuse, the power of viral hashtags for collective action, the influence of media messages, online harassment and remaking social rules.
The YeS Project is mapped against the Australian curriculum and mirrors other health education initiatives that use an ethics framework to support young people caring for themselves, their peers and their worlds. The YeS Project’s free Workshop Handbook and Educator Guide, including a conversation starter video is available for download at esafety.gov.au/yes-project.
The YeS Project is for Years 9 and 10