New Animated Video Playlist Offers Fresh Take on Sex Ed
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Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health launch AMAZE, a unique online resource for 10-14 year-olds
NEW YORK – Sex education experts Advocates for Youth, Answer and Youth Tech Health (YTH) have launched AMAZE, an online sex ed resource providing accurate and relatable information to 10-14 year-olds, at a screening event in New York City on Sept. 28. The new videos are available here.
Recent studies have revealed major shortcomings in sex education across the United States, and young people are demanding access to better, more relatable information. Answering this call, the AMAZE video series launched today takes a fresh look at presenting a wide variety of complicated subjects through humorous, non-judgmental, uniquely styled videos. Formatted as a YouTube playlist, the series is an easily accessible tool, given that teens and preteens are spending an increasingly significant amount of time online and is the go-to place for young people seeking to find answers to the questions they are most curious about.
“It’s perfectly normal for young people to have questions about sex and growing up, and the internet is a natural place for curious minds,” said Debra Hauser, President of Advocates for Youth.
“But with so much information at their fingertips, what they discover online may not be the most factual or age-appropriate. The AMAZE videos address a range of critical topics about puberty and relationships in a way that—to young people’s relief—is less awkward, less weird and can help start important conversations with their parents and teachers, helping young people form healthy attitudes about sex and relationships during this critical time in their lives.”
Speaking directly to 10-14 year olds, the videos cover a range of topics related to puberty, sexual orientation and gender identity, friendships, relationships, and more. By offering an alternative to the sea of misinformation, rumors, and porn, AMAZE is an important and inclusive resource for young adolescents, parents, and educators seeking a way to open lines of communication honestly, factually, and with a good dose of humor. The videos were produced by a team of animators (with input from young people) from around the world, who are creating additional content every month to supplement the videos that are part of today’s launch.
You can see the first videos in the series and view resources for parents and teachers here.
AMAZE is a collaboration between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health working to create an engaging, age appropriate, online sex education resource for young people aged 10-14. There’s help for parents and teachers too. Visit AMAZE.org for tools to help facilitate a healthy discussion with your kids and students about these essential but sensitive subjects.