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Why Doesn’t Sex Ed Cover Body Image?

Without a doubt, American sexual education needs a lot of work. Only 25 states even mandate that it be taught in public schools, and only 13 states require those sex ed programs to be medically accurate. In 2016, a study published by the Guttmacher Institute found today's teens are actually receiving less education on topics like contraception and STI prevention than they [...]

Sex Education Needs to Evolve to Keep Pace with Trends like Sexting, Experts Say

Research published this year suggests one in seven teenagers have sent explicit texts and one in four have received them. It prompted the Australian Medical Association to overhaul its youth outreach program, Dr YES (Youth Education Session), to include more up-to-date information about sexting and health. The program involves medical students visiting high schools for [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:29:16+10:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Children as Young as 6 Years Old are Watching Porn Online

Children as young as six are watching internet porn, with one group linking the behaviour to sexual assaults in schools. Centre Against Sexual Violence counsellor Kate McCormick said there appeared to be "a lot of sexual assault" occurring within the school environment. "This has been linked back to early exposure to pornography," she said. "From [...]

By |2017-10-16T12:38:46+10:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teen Pregnancy

gettyimages I felt like I had nowhere and no one to turn to. Until I saw my Year 10 Coordinator. I was scared he would react like everyone else. But he didn't. The words he said changed my life. "Bernadette, the journey might be different now but the destination can stay the same." [...]

Teaching Sex Education Misses the Point Unless You Teach Boys Not to Be Sexist

I am a mother of sons and the thought of them growing up within a culture of rampant male sexual entitlement terrifies me. Right now they are six and seven – still innocent, still able to see their female peers as fellow humans – but as adolescence approaches, I fear that a deluge of misogyny will [...]

How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains

Should kids have access to pornography? Absolutely not. Teenagers are curious, though. There’s no magic age when you have a sexual epiphany. No one suddenly has all of the answers when they turn 18. There’s a serious void and only the Internet to fill it. It’s a problem that needs addressing. But first it has [...]

Teens having S3x Earlier: Study

Researchers said exposure to sexual content could be part of the reason for a historical decrease in the age young people were first having sex. "Sexualised content such as pornography has become normalised in today's society and provides a private and easily accessible way for young people to learn about sex and sexual norms," they [...]

Are Schools Really Well Placed To Help?

In last weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald, I read an article that stated, “Homophobic bullying rife in high school PE lessons.” The article went on to say that a study funded by beyondblue, found 98 per cent of students had heard casual homophobia in their PE classes, while more than 80 per cent heard it frequently. [...]

Positive Sex Education Vs Online Porn!

Who is teaching young people about sex and relationships in the digital era?   Issue Today, pornography’s influence is everywhere.  Porn influences mainstream advertising, music videos, fashion and popular culture.  Australian children are growing up in a digital world dominated by sexualised imagery that reinforces inequity and the notion that women are objects to be controlled, managed and dominated.             Use of pornography in [...]

Porn becoming substitute for sex education

With the younger generation's growing access to the internet, it probably comes as no surprise that many children are viewing pornography. But what may surprise you, is the reason why they're watching. Some sexuality health experts are suggesting many Australian young people are using pornography as a "how to" manual for having sex. In Australia [...]