The media sends messages about sexuality, relationships, stereotypes, and body image. 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: November 24, 2017
Author: Sexual & Reproductive Health, Alberta Health Services
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