For parents, this is a tough conversation, but we must teach our children about sex especially that now sexual activity is happening before girls hit the teen stage! Studies point to the pornographic material as the main culprit for exposing the youth, mostly males, to sex early.
As technology and the internet made these sexually explicit materials easier to access, young kids who were exposed to the internet early were more likely to initiate sex and those who regularly drink alcohol at a younger age were also more likely to engaged in early sex.
Parents need to educate their children on safe sex and teach them how to defend themselves, both girls and boys too! Yes, the boys are no exception! Teach them that sexual encounters which do not have any form of protective contraception have higher risks of unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.
It is crucial to educate the youth about safe sex, and it should cover new media such as the internet because it’s where they usually learn about sex. Sex education should start with the parents at home, and we know it is a tough conversation. Remember, prevention is better than cure.