News | Topic: Sex Ed
Dec 20, 2019
How Social Media Is Transforming Teens’ Ideas About Sex May Surprise You
This the first in a series that looks at how social media has changed the way teens learn about, and engage in, sex. Read the article here.
Sep 19, 2019
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.
Sep 17, 2019
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.
Jun 12, 2019
What Age Should Parents Teach Their Children Healthy Sexuality?
Jim Burns of HomeWord provides some helpful suggestions to parents. Read his blog post here.
Apr 22, 2019
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.
Feb 25, 2019
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.
Jan 24, 2019
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.
Jan 24, 2019
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.
Jan 15, 2019
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.
Jan 14, 2019
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.
Dec 13, 2018
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.
Oct 15, 2018
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.
Oct 9, 2018
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.
Jul 23, 2018
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.
Feb 19, 2018
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.
Feb 13, 2018
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.
Jan 19, 2018
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.
Oct 24, 2017
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.
Jul 13, 2017
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.
Mar 20, 2017
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.