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Virtual talks, online workshops, at-home activism and campaign contributions: all things sex, relationships, gender, pleasure, consent & bodies on the Outspoken radar right now

WATCH – with your boy or even your girl – the 3-minute video Boys Do Cry – Meet Jimmy. He’s a teen who appears in the beautiful 3-minute reworking of the classic Cure song by Boys Do Cry, an Australian campaign created with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Mental Health. Their motto: When the going gets tough, get talking… The recent piece BOYS DO CRY Andy Wright at Never Not Creative sets out what Andy Wright of the Mentally-Healthy Change Group would tell his 15-year-old self about showing emotions…

CHAMPION LGBT+ HISTORY

TAKE PRIDE in LGBT+ History Month this February in the UK! Check out Twinkl’s short Top 5 LGBT History Month Facts For KidsWhen Did LGBT History Month Start?the Equality Act 2010the Stonewall riotshow to celebrate and who (think of others too: Elton John, Jodie Foster, Sandi Toksvig, RuPaul…). With your child, watch the 2-minute cartoon What is LGBT History Month? 

SPOT AND STOP ABUSE

STOP ABUSE TOGETHER That’s the name of a UK government campaign that gives parents tips on how to spot the signs of sexual abuse and how to speak to your child. Sadly more than 1 in 10 kids experience sexual abuse before age 16, so we whole-heartedly agree that “having regular talks about relationships, sex and consent in an age-appropriate way can help protect your child”

WONDER ABOUT PUBERTY

SIGN UP for the free monthly teachers’ webinar Teachers Talk Puberty (the next is 10 February, 7pm ET) from Puberty: The Wonder Years founder Wendy Sellers, aka the Puberty Lady. Having talked puberty, consent, sex and relationships for 35 years, she now offers a digital curriculum for kids in grades 4-6 (ages 9-13), as well as resources for parents. We like her style…

LET’S TALK ABOUT KIDS THESE DAYS

Everyone’s Invited, sexual harassment in schools, porn, sexting, upskirting, OnlyFans, gender identity…
 

Tell us your thoughts – in a virtual 1-hour Outspoken interview with University of Surrey sexting expert Dr Emily Setty – on the sex and relationships issues that young people face, and it will benefit you. Why?

 

1) Discussing your views can make it easier to talk openly about tricky topical issues like these with your child, tween or teen. And…

 

2) You’ll get a £15 Amazon voucher!

 

For details please contact Dr Emily Setty

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Illustration: Ashley Percival