Recognising and respecting the line can be confusing for young people.
They need guidance from people they look up to. People like you.
You can help your kids have healthy, happy and respectful relationships, and avoid behaviours that frighten, intimidate or diminish others.
Select an article below to help you get started.
You can also ask questions and talk to other parents on the Our Watch Facebook page.
Have a look at our postcard for parents. You can download it and share it with others.
The Line ambassador Luke Ablett on equal, respectful relationships and what it is to be a good man...
About The Line
The Line encourages healthy and respectful relationships by challenging and changing attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women. For more information, visit the About us page and browse our articles below...
Talking to boys about being 'a man'
Keeping an eye on what we teach our kids about gender
Dad, what is a strong man?
Off-field performance – how does your club rate?
Sexting and online abuse
Young people and technology
Talking to kids about taking action
Gender versus sex: Expectations, myths and models
Talking to kids about gender and stereotypes
Dads need to get involved - a partnership approach to talking to kids
Talking to girls about sex and consent
Talking to boys about respect, sex and consent
Sexting and online abuse
'Talking to kids about sexting'
Talking to young kids about gender stereotypes
Approximately 2,160 men committed suicide in 2014 alone. These men were people's sons, brothers, fathers, lovers, friends, cousins and colleagues. The problem most men face is that due to the bullshit outdated ideals of masculinity, we feel we need to suck it up and remain stoic when things aren't going so well. If we want a society where we genuinely treat everyone equally, we need to understand how rigid gender stereotypes limit our full potential as men or women. For all of us here at The Line, we’re here to tell you that it’s OK to talk, you don’t have to be tough all the time and it is NOT weak to speak about your feelings. Let ALL your mates know you’re here for them WHENEVER they need. ***Post this as your status*** I'm here to join in saying that #ITSOKAYTOTALK and certainly #ITAINTWEAKTOSPEAK. If you ever need somebody to have a chat with about what's going on in your head/life, please let me know, I promise to never turn down a coffee/beer to go over things. Heck even if you don't want to open up and just want some company - if I can make the smallest difference in your life I would see it as a privilege, not an obligation. Let's show everyone across Australia and the world that #Itsokaynottobeokay, take a selfie, tag 5 friends and let's get the message out that it's okay to talk. Hopefully together we can bring these numbers down! Learn more here http://www.theline.org.au/gender-101 or get help here: http://www.theline.org.au/get-help Peace. The Line.
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