This website is hosted by the NSW Dept of Community Services. 

What is date rape?
Date rape is when someone you know socially (but not family) makes you have sex when you don’t want to. It could be someone you meet at a party, or someone you love and trust, like your boyfriend.  They might use physical and verbal threats, emotional blackmail, or alcohol and drugs to force or trick you into having sex.

The main areas covered include:
Finding Help
– getting help if you have been a victim of date rape
Safety tips – how to have a good time and still be safe
Stories – real life experiences of date rape
Girls, guys and sex – what’s cool and not when it comes to sex

There is also a section for boys who might have been raped and what a ‘spiked drink’ is and how to look out for it.

Educational Resources

The website also has excellent educational resources and is part of Negotiating Consent resource package that includes the:

  1. About Date Rape Website and information card
  2. Lesson Plan and facilitator notes
  3. Date Rape interactive cubes
  4. Relationships booklet

Request your copy of the package from the Violence Against Women Specialist Unit by phone: 02 9716 2061or email: [email protected].  Also visit the VAW pages at Lawlink for more information. (Please note that the package is for distribution in NSW only).

For Educators
The website has education programs for children & young people on:

  • healthy relationships
  • harassment and bullying
  • domestic violence, and
  • sexual assault

The site has 19 educational programs developed in NSW that stand alone or can be used to build up a more holistic on-going program for 5-18 year olds.  Supporting healthy relationships is seen as a long term commitment.

The programs will equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to recognise and respond to unsafe or abusive relationships.

Programs include:
Children Under 12 yrs: Bee Respectful and Friendly Schools and Families
Young People 12-14 yrs
Young People over 15: Kinks and Bends and What’s the go with relationships?
Whole Community / Whole school: Tackling sexual harassment in your school

They also have a list of useful websites which cover violence, incest, rape, safety, violence, sexuality and pregnancy.
 
Plus links to research and statistical information about sexual assault and/or domestic violence.

Writer Helen Splarn. Editor Dr Ramesh Manocha.
Source: About Date Rape