News | Topic: Sex Ed

What Does The Internet Teach Your Teen About Sex?

Parents and schools should help kids fact-check what they’re “learning” online. Read the article here.

What Teens Are Asking Roo, Planned Parenthood’s New Sex-Ed Chatbot

Teens have had nearly a million conversations with the chatbot, which answers burning questions about bodies, sex, and relationships. Read the article here.

What Age Should Parents Teach Their Children Healthy Sexuality?

Jim Burns of HomeWord provides some helpful suggestions to parents. Read his blog post here.

Parent Alert! Now Parents Are Making Porn For Their Kids?!

A group of moms from the UK decided to produce porn they felt would be appropriate to show to their kids. Read the article here.

As Colorado Moves To Bar Abstinence-Only Sex Education, Teenagers Take The Lead

While sex education classes are not mandatory in Colorado, proposed legislation that is widely expected to pass would bar the state’s public and charter schools from abstinence-only education. Read the article here.

Teen Shows Like Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Can Get Wildly Explicit. But Should They?

What’s different about “Sex Ed” as opposed to, say, “Orange is the New Black,” is that the new series is aimed at teenagers as well as adults. Read the article here.

Penn State Updates Course On Drinking And Sexual Violence, Aiming To Keep Students ‘Safe & Aware’

Penn State recently revamped its online course for incoming freshmen. Students learn about alcohol safety and sexual violence. Read the article here.

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Unwanted Pregnancy Remains High

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds. Read the article here.

Graphic Pornography Is Making Teen Boys ‘Impotent’

Teenage boys as young as 16 are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction due to excessively viewing violent and hardcore pornography, an expert has revealed. Read the article here.

Young Aussies Taught To Properly Ask For Consent In Sex-Ed Ad

A new sex-education ad being rolled out across NSW aims to teach young people how to properly ask for and recognize consent. Read the article and view the video here.

Parents Teach Firstborns About Sex, But Not Their Later Kids

Younger siblings are less likely than firstborns to hear about the birds and the bees from their parents, a new study suggests. Read the article here.

Checked Off ‘The Talk’ With Your Teen? Not So Fast: Once Isn’t Enough

New research from Brigham Young University family life professor Laura Padilla-Walker suggests that when it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough. Read the article here.

Changing Teen Sex Trends

Don’t miss opportunities to talk with your teen about sex and relationships. Data shows that parents have the greatest influence of anyone in teens’ lives on their decisions about sex. Read the article here.

The Question We Don’t Want To Ask Our Teens

Teens are likely watching much more pornography than we think they are. Worse, it’s shaping, even distorting, how they believe sex should be. Read the article here.

7 Things Your Seven-Year-Old Should Know About Love And Sex

We live in the age of information. We also live in a hyper-sexualized era. Put those two together and you quickly realize there are ideas filtering through our cultural climate that you wouldn’t expect a seven-year-old should know. Read the blog post from Protect Young Minds here.

For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed

In the sex education class for adults with intellectual disabilities, the material is not watered down. Read the article here.

Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence? Most Americans Say Yes

The role of sex education is as important as ever, but the debate among American adults about the right approach to sex education—particularly between teaching safe-sex vs. abstinence—has been ongoing. Read the article and research from The Barna Group here.

A Lot Of People Are Mad That Teen Vogue Published A Guide To Anal Sex

The article has caused controversy online with social media users calling for a boycott of the publication. Read the article here.

Pre-Teens In Netherlands Increasingly Exposed To Sex, Graphic Images Online

Two thirds of Dutch 9 to 12 year olds are regularly confronted with graphic, sexual images online, according to research by Rutgers knowledge institute and broadcaster NOS.

Read the article here.

Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It’s often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak. So should we talk about it in schools?

Read the article here.