Using this small info graph from the parenting website "Lies about Parenting" explains how parents can prepare children and educate them about sex. The graph gives parents a guide on how parents can start slowly educating their kids about sex, body parts, healthy relationships, rape and abuse, and body confidence. The start of the info graph states "Children are exposed to sex talk earlier then you think, via peers and social media. Be the first to inform." If parents could begin the talk at a young age kids will become more confident and comfortable when asking questions about their body. Parents can all so build a stronger relationship with their kids and have better communication. “Why Sex Ed Is Failing in the US and How You Can Help.” Lies About Parenting, 12 Mar. 2018, liesaboutparenting.com/sex-ed/
In the National Conference of State Legislatures official website, the article gives in depth information and facts on sex educations for each of the states. It provides the readers a look into how deep school systems get into different aspects of sex education including teen pregnancy, and STD's. What the article all so put in perspective was how many school give kids proper or medically correct facts. According to the NCSL website on medically accurate information taught in schools they stated "State definitions of “medically accurate" vary, from requiring that the department of health review curriculum for accuracy to mandating that curriculum be based on information from “published authorities upon which medical professionals rely"," This could mean different schools could be giving incorrect information to children and have them grow up with false information that could be dangerous. ***Blackman, Kate, et al. "State Policies on Sex Education in Schools," 12/21/2016 www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-policies-on-sex-education-in-schools.aspx.
In this video of a TED talk by Dr. V. Chandra – Mouli, a expert on sex education and reproduction gives an inside look on how teaching kids sexual education can be healthy and give kids a better future. Dr.V in this video gave his personal story of his childhood with lack of education in that subject. He stated that growing up sex was always a subject schools and parents lacked in teaching. Without parents or proper education he found out more about what sex was through friends. Kids given unreliable facts they look in other places, including pornography, tv, magizens, or kids going out and exploring on their own. ***TEDxTalks. “Why We Shouldn't Shy Away from Sexual Education | Dr. V. Chandra-Mouli | TEDxChisinau.” YouTube, YouTube, 24 Sept. 2015, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7V9S9wdLfc.
In this article given by The Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases it provides a list of what and how teachers teach sexually transmitted diseases. The list varies of different topic teachers focus on or should enforce to children. A example from the Encyclopedia is teachers in Alabama "must stress abstinence and contraception.". This is a good start for teachers to have strict rules on what to teach and making sure children are informed. Through the article, however, different states don't have as strict of rules or guides to follow. So each school can enforce different information or not have strict enforcement, giving kids unequal education. ***Shoquist, Jennifer, and Diane Stafford. “State Requirements on STD/HIV/AIDS Education (December 2001).” The Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Facts On File, 2003. Health Reference Center, online.infobase.com/Auth/Index?aid=&itemid=&articleId=99511. Accessed 3 May 2018.
A article written from April of this year by Tyler Hammel is a news story of how a school teacher showed highly inappropriate videos to female students as sex education. The Albemarle high school teacher is facing serious consequences for showing girls videos the school didn't approve of to use as a teaching material. The article stated the video had more focus of the sex organs and sexual pleasures then actual facts and information. When educators do not provide educational content it gives children the different idea of sex or not enough in depth information to teach children, which can lead to them unsafely exploring on their own. ***Hammel, Tyler. “Western Albemarle Teacher Placed on Leave as School System Investigates Controversial Sex-Ed Video.” The Daily Progress, 25 Apr. 2018, www.dailyprogress.com/news/education/western-albemarle-teacher-placed-on-leave-as-school-system-investigates/article_a73a64b0-48db-11e8-b085-9b104b97f3da.html.
In this small info-graph by Covenant eyes, shows the stats of how involved teens are with porn. Parents are often unaware of what their kids find on the internet and what types of graphic content kids could come across. According to the study with surveys from hundreds of collage students say over half teen boys and girls have discovered internet porn under the age of 18. Kids will become curious and want to find answers on the internet but when schools or parents don't take control of the education processes kids will want to take the unrealistic ideas from pornographic content and not be aware of the possible risk. A example being young adults not realizing having multiple sex partners could lead to sexual diseases. Gilkerson, Luke. “Teens and Porn: 10 Stats You Need to Know.” Covenant Eyes, 6 Apr. 2015, www.covenanteyes.com/2010/08/19/teens-and-porn-10-stats-your-need-to-know/.