Inside: AMAZE org create child-friendly sex education videos for 10 to 14 year olds and jr. videos for 4 to 9 year olds.
AMAZE org is an American not-for-profit organisation that creates videos that provide young people with medically accurate, age-appropriate, affirming and honest sex education.
Which means they produce videos that are suitable for parents to use with their 10 to 14 year old.
You’ll find videos on a wide range of different topics that include: puberty, sexual orientation, gender identity, personal safety, healthy relationships, pregnancy & reproduction and STDs & HIV.
They have now started to make videos for an even younger audience. So you’ll now find the junior channel, amaze jr., with videos for 4 to 9 year olds on topics like gender, how babies are made, where babies come from, body safety and bodies.
Plus there’s now a channel for parents, with videos that will help them with having the talk.
All of the videos are hosted on YouTube, with new videos constantly being created. Which means ther are too many videos to embed onto this page.
Before watching a video with your child, make sure you first watch it by yourself. This way, you can make sure you are happy with the information that it contains. As well as prepare yourself for any possible questions your child may ask.
And remember, no video is perfect. Be prepared to find some information that you disagree with.
For example, I watched the video about porn with my then 12 year old, and it started off by telling us that it was normal to watch porn. We both looked at each other and she asked if that meant that it’s okay to watch porn and was there something wrong with her because she wasn’t watching porn. So we had a chat about how it is normal to be curious about sex and that maybe porn isn’t the best way to learn about sex.
So don’t forget to talk about your family values when watching these videos. It is the conversations themself that are invaluable. So try to see these videos as an opportunity to start a conversation.
You’ll find more videos that are suitable for children (and yourself) about sex education in my Sex Education Videos page.
amaze jr now have videos for an even younger audience of 4 to 9 year olds.
So you’ll find videos that talk about a wide range of different topics that are relevant for this age group.
amaze jr. for Parents
amaze jr. even have a playlist of videos for parents, designed to help them with starting sex education.