By: Jordy Najera
As we grow up we figure out that babies aren't bought at the store, but they are home made.
Last year, Planned Parenthood, a health organization, came to Samueli Academy to give a Sex ED class. What surprised some of the staff was that a big amount of students didn’t attend to this informational class, so where are Samueli Academy students getting their information from?
Times have changed, throughout the years, teens have been more and more exposed to sex. They have been getting the wrong information, which is what can make it dangerous. Teens, nowadays, have “informational sites” that aren't necessary reliable. “I look something's up on google,” said Richard Sapien.
Sites such as Youtube, Google, Bing, etc. are sites that teens are exposed too where anyone can post the wrong information. “I recommend to look for websites that have the .gov or .org because they're government sponsored. Their job is just to put facts and no opinions,” said Miss Bilderback, Vice Principal.
Parents play an important part on the information they are getting. “I talked about it way too much. I didn't care if my children said I was embarrassing,” said Ms. Rosemary, Secretary. “It's hard, because as a Hispanic community we don't like talking about anything that has to do with sex, but I rather them know exactly what's going on.”
Mrs. Diaz agrees that it's important for parents to talk to their children about this topic. “Yes, of course, I take time out of my day to have this conversation with my children, because unfortunately they're exposed to “sex” thanks to social media, and tv shows,” said Mrs. Diaz, the school Secretary.
It's time to start informing teens of what is going on. To not leave them with doubt, doubt they might figure it out on their own. It's time to keep teens safe.
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