The media sends messages about sexuality, relationships, stereotypes, and body image, which can be unhealthy for both children and youth. Children need to develop skills to understand these messages. Take the time to talk to your children about:
Talk in a non-judgemental way. Ask open ended questions. Direct questions might stop them from talking. Try starting conversations with:
Choose a video from YouTube.com to talk about.
(Adapted from Families are Talking, SIECUS 2001)
Choose an advertisement to talk about. (Adapted from teachingsexualhealth.ca)
Current as of: October 21, 2019
Author: Sexual & Reproductive Health, Alberta Health Services
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