NEWS YOU CAN USE
What to say to teenagers about sexting
“Some teenagers experiment with their sexuality via sexting. We should give them the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when being intimate – something even they acknowledge is needed”
TIPS BY TOPIC
Browse information, advice and resources on every topic under the sex & relationships sun
Making babies, puberty before it hits and
The impact of porn on kids’ attitudes & behaviour and navigating sexting
Seeking out healthy, respectful relationships from childhood on
Knowing what you like
and being able to tell others what you want
Becoming who you are
and accepting others’ sexual identity
Critical thinking and resilience in the face of limiting stereotypes
TIPS BY AGE
Whether your child is into Transformers or texting, age-specific help is at hand
Children want parents and school to be their top two sources of information about sex and relationships (according to the Sex Education Forum).
Parents have been called the missing link in their children’s sex and relationships learning. But talking openly with our children doesn’t always come naturally.
Outspoken helps parents to be prepared for and more comfortable about having straightforward conversations. Talking openly can improve…
Help your child become a critical thinker so they build up resilience and make good decisions in this digital world
Support your child to become who they want to be as they balance physical changes and new emotions
PARENT + CHILD CONNECTION
Create an easy, everyday openness with your child by being willing to tackle challenging topics
WHY DO I NEED OUTSPOKEN?
WHO WE ARE
SOPHIE & LEAH
We are a buttoned-up Brit and an upfront American who have joined forces to help parents give their children the resilience and self-knowledge to navigate the digital world.
We are in it along with other parents: Sophie Manning (left) is the mother of two young children and Leah Jewett (right) has a teenage daughter and son.
Together we’ve come up with some tips we wish we’d had and the resources we still need to tackle difficult subjects with our kids.
Mother Pukka founder Anna Whitehouse
“The best support and protection parents can offer young people is ensuring they have all the information they need to make decisions about their health, body, sexual exploration and emotions – which is what Outspoken is all about”
Sara Pascoe – Comedian, author and member of Outspoken Advisory Board
”As a parent I felt enabled and empowered to have age-and-stage appropriate conversations with my children after the Outspoken Sex Ed workshop. This suddenly felt like a challenge I could take on with gusto rather than shying away from”
Dr Pooky Knightsmith –Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition vice chair & education lead
“This is wonderful work and very much needed”
Dr Naomi Sutton – NHS Sexual-health Consultant; on E4’s The Sex Clinic
Incredibly helpful. I feel much better equipped to deal with what I thought would be awkward conversations – actually I don’t think they are at all!