Get the Facts campaign

Get the Facts (external site) (getthefacts.health.wa.gov.au) is a WA Health website aimed at young people aged 13 to 17 years. It provides accurate, youth-oriented information about sexual health, puberty, relationships and blood-borne viruses. Get the Facts features videos, a service finder tool, an ask a question tool, interactive educational games and an FAQ section.

Campaign materials are available to help raise awareness of the site among young people, their parents and educators. Get the Facts campaigns include ‘Laugh and learn’ videos and online games, see below for details.

Objectives

  • To increase awareness of and visitor numbers to the Get the Facts website.
  • To increase awareness of STIs among young people in Western Australia.
  • To increase awareness of the ease of prevention, treatment and testing for STIs.

Target audiences

  • Primary – Young people aged 13 to 17 years in Western Australia.
  • Secondary – Parents and educators of young people aged 13 to 17 years in Western Australia.
Get the Facts website promotion
Laugh and learn videos

Eight videos are available on the Get the Facts website to inform and educate young people about important sexual health topics.

The videos are aimed at young people aged 13 to 17 years and explore topics including puberty, sexting, pornography, and sex and the media. The videos are humorous and light-hearted and feature young people in comedic sketches, followed by short interviews where they share their own opinions and experiences.

Campaign objectives

  • To share and raise awareness of the youth videos.
  • To promote and increase visitor numbers to the Get the Facts website.

Key messages

Sexting

  • Once an image is taken it’s easy to lose control over who sees it.
  • If sexual images/videos are being spread without your consent or if you feel threatened or unsafe, contact the police.
  • If you receive a sexual image/video from someone, delete it and do not forward it to others. Forwarding it onto others is a crime.

Pornography

  • Porn is not reality and can shape what you think sex will be like, how men and women should act sexually, and how they should look.
  • Porn is a performance, real life sex and relationships are very different.
  • What you see in porn is not usually safe sex.

Sex and the media

  • What we see or hear in the media (television, movies, music, magazines, and advertisements) is rarely realistic.
  • The media often portrays unrealistic standards for what is considered the ‘ideal’ man or woman.

Puberty (2 parts)

  • Puberty is a natural and gradual series of normal changes.
  • Mental health is important as well as physical health during puberty.

Condoms

  • Safe sex means protecting your and your partner’s health by preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy
  • Always use a condom when you have sex.

Keeping safe

  • Safe sex starts right at the beginning – by talking to your partner and being sure that you are both ready and want to have sex.

Blood-borne virus (BBV) safety

  • BBVs are viruses that pass from person to person through blood-to-blood contact.
  • Risks for BBVs include infecting drug use, tattoos and piercings.
  • Make sure tattooing or body piercing equipment has been sterilised and don’t share other people’s earrings or body jewellery.


Campaign materials

You are encouraged to share these materials to help us reach our target audience and raise awareness about these youth videos. Please let us know how you are using these materials. Thanks for your support.

Videos
Sexting 2:12 (external site)

Pornography 4:40 (external site)

Sex and the media 3:25 (external site)

Digital

Get the Facts, Laugh and Learn banner – 1200 x 628 (JPG 259KB)

Get the Facts, Laugh and Learn banner – 300 x 250 (JPG 53KB)

Get the Facts, Laugh and Learn banner 728 x 90 – (JPG 41KB)

Online games

Infection Protection

Infection Protection is a fun online game which aims to educate young people in an engaging way that STIs are easy to catch, protection is easy and treatment is simple.

Objectives

  • To promote the online sexual health-themed game Infection Protection.
  • To increase awareness of STIs among young people in Western Australia.
  • To increase awareness of the ease of prevention, treatment and testing for STIs.

Key messages

  • Visit getthefacts.health.wa.gov.au (external site) to play the fun online game, Infection Protection.
  • Sexually transmitted infections are common in Western Australia and easy to catch.
  • You can avoid catching an STI by wearing a condom.
  • Testing for STIs is easy and treatment is simple.

Target audience

Young people aged 13 to 17 years in Western Australia.

Campaign materials

You are encouraged to share these materials to help us reach our target audience and raise awareness of the Infection Protection game and the Get the Facts website. Please let us know how you are using these materials. Thanks for your support.

Infection Protection game (external site)

Infection Protection banner – 1200 x 629 (JPG 291KB):

Infection Protection Facebook banner

Quiz Quest

Quiz Quest is an online game that aims to educate players about sexual health and relationships.

Objectives

  • To promote the online sexual health-themed game Quiz Quest.
  • To promote and increase visitor numbers to the Get the Facts website.
  • To improve knowledge of sexual health and relationships among young people in Western Australia.

Key messages

Target audience

Young people aged 13 to 17 years in Western Australia.

Campaign materials

You are encouraged to share these materials to help us reach our target audience and achieve our campaign objectives. Please let us know how you are using these materials. Thanks for your support.

Quiz Quest game (external site)

Quiz Quest gif

Quiz Quest 530 x 300 (GIF 85KB)

Contact us

The campaign is coordinated by the Sexual Health Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) program team in conjunction with the Communications Directorate.

Contact us if you need further information or materials in alternative formats.

Email: communications@health.wa.gov.au

Last reviewed: 12-03-2019
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