Some teachers are often dismissive in their handling of sexual abuse, labelling it as 'a bit of fun' or repeating the old adage 'it's because he likes you'.
The Crossroads program provides students with meaningful and accurate information about gender diversity in order to challenge homophobic and transphobic discrimination and violence.
Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.
Porn is probably not the most important cause of sexual harms for young people.
Good sex ed doesn't lead to early sex, teenage pregnancy and STIs. It protects against them.
The messages that adolescents receive from sexuality education classes are frequently negative. It's time for the curriculum to become more empowering for learners and teachers.
Pornography has implications for public health, but scholars need to think critically about the issue and look past rhetoric.
Its attitude to porn and anal sex suggests the government would benefit from some sex ed classes too.
It's old-fashioned, out of date and varies massively from school to school.
There has been something of a moral panic around sexting – but research suggests that it can create safe, empowering spaces for young people exploring their sexuality.
After a three-week debacle, the findings of the review into the Safe Schools Coalition program are out. Here's what academic experts make of the review.
Sex education in American classrooms tends to focus on physical acts, disease and pregnancy. It provides little support to teenage boys for their need for emotional intimacy.
Safe Schools Coalition has been the focus of hot debate, but there is little evidence to support the anxieties around its mission.
The debate around around children and online porn is more than just requiring sites ask their age.
Young people with muscular and genetic disorders are living longer and should have good sex education too.
The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.
When students land on campus, they often have unanswered questions about their reproductive health. One solution: create a massive open online class to teach them about reproductive health.
The heavy hand of the law has no place in helping teenagers learn about sex – but teenagers must realise it can still catch up with them.
A documentary followed what happened when adolescents were given classes about pornography.
Religious exemptions to the anti-discrimination act should end to ensure fear mongering and misinformation are not present in our schools.