Jo Langford, M.A.
1463 E Republican St. #111
Seattle, WA 98112
Maybe you didn’t get the whole conversation from your OWN parents…
Maybe you worry your kids are more tech-savvy than you…
Maybe you want to be having “The Talk” but just don’t know how…
Words like “Media”, “Birth Control”, “Porn” and even “Sex” have different meanings than they did a generation ago...
“Friend” is now a verb.
“Oral” is now a noun.
•Somewhere around 300,000 of you
may become grandparents before your child graduates high school.*
•Approximately half of your kids are already sexually active in some way.*
•A quarter of those children of have gotten an STI.*
•33% of your children received an aggressive online solicitation from an online predator in the last year.*
•One out of every five of your sons has sent a picture of his penis to someone over telephone lines.*
Let me use my 20 years of experience working with teens to give you the information you need to help your children make informed decisions and have the tools to go at sex and sexuality with a sense of confidence and seriousness - having fun along the way, while doing as little harm to themselves and their peers as possible.
Facts on American Teens' Sexual and Reproductive Health. Guttmacher Institute.http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/FB-ATSRH.html#n25 (Accessed September 2008).
Kaiser Family Foundation. 2005. U.S. Teen Sexual Activity. Kff.org. http://www.kff.org/youthhivstds/upload/U-S-Teen-Sexual-Activity-Fact-Sheet.pdf. (Accessed January 2011).
Internet Crimes Against Children. 2001. Youth Internet Safety Survey. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/bulletins/internet_2_2001/internet_2_01_6.html. (Accessed July 2011).
The National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. 2008. Sex and Tech: Results From a Survey of Teens and Young Adults. Thenationalcampaign.org. http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextech/PDF/SexTech_Summary.pdf. (Accessed August 2011).