Been dreading The Talk with your kid? When it comes to sex education for teens, some might say that if you’ve never had a rudimentary ‘where babies come from’ conversation, you’re probably too late and they’ve already heard it from their friends. Teacher-led sex education is now becoming obsolete, and it’s not such a bad thing since technology reduces the shame and embarrassment that teens often experience when adults lecture them. Teens feel they have privacy on their computers and cell phones and are opening up to new ways of learning and getting counseling on sexual matters via apps and websites.
But technology has also brought with it its own set of problems—like sexting and cyber bullying. Luckily there are still plenty of ways to join forces with the Internet and assure your child is well informed about the birds and the bees without torturing both of you. Here are 15 ways technology is changing sex education for teens.
1. Planned Parenthood
This progressive, top-ranking nonprofit organization is now producing smartphone apps that encourage communication with their parents about sex, while also supplying them with appropriate information for their specific age group.
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