Inside: Sex-ed School by Shaftesbury Kids is a series of short videos for kids about the birds and bees.
Sex Ed School by Shaftesbury Kids TV in Canada is a series of educational sex ed videos that are targeting tweens and teens.
Sex-Ed School is a fun new web series for kids to get real info from experts and discover all the answers they want to know now. A series that explores the birds and the bees with ease in today’s digital landscape. It’s a safe place where kids can talk openly & honestly about sexuality, the body & healthy relationships! You’ll find Season 1 below, which includes 8 sex educational videos.
You’ll find more videos that are suitable for children (and yourself) about sex education in my Sex Education Videos page.
Episode 1 – Consent
When it comes to safety, understanding and applying strategies around consent is a fundamental social skill. This episode explores the many ways consent is applied everyday…because consent means everybody wants to! Ginger and Blue role-play some consent scenarios and we meet Andrew Gurza, a disability awareness consultant who talks openly about how consent applies to everybody!
Episode 2 – Genitals
What’s Up, Down There – Sex-Ed School’s puppets, Ginger & Blue get a makeover as the students learn all about genitals in a fun and very playful way. Animation provides the scientific facts of all that’s going on down there, and the students get to play Pin-the-Ovaries-on-the Uterus to learn some facts about what’s happening inside the body as well.
Episode 3 – Puberty
Puberty can be a confusing time, but knowledge can help make things a little easier! What are some signs our bodies are going through puberty? When does it start? And what happens when it does? Hosts Eva and Nadine share some fun fruit analogies to highlight what’s going on with the body. In this episode, we’ll learn about what’s happening in the mind and in the body during puberty. We also get some insight into what causes those adolescent mood swings as Louisa Jewell, Canada’s leading expert in positive psychology shares what’s really going on.
Episode 4 – Gender
Gender expression is how a person chooses to express themselves, while gender is how they feel on the inside. Eva and Nadine discuss pronouns and the kids learn more about what gender is all about. We meet Kaleb, a trans man who shares his gender journey during a fun and informative Q and A. As well, the kids play a game of musical-chairs-with-a-twist to learn more about how everyone can feel comfortable expressing who they are.
Episode 5 – Orientation
Orientation is all about who a person is attracted to. The kids discover that not everyone feels attraction in the same way and that some people do not experience sexual attraction. Local Drag Queens, Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé drop by for a delightfully candid discussion about all things orientation from their POV. The kids learn more about LGBTQ2+ and pose some very interesting questions for Fay and Fluffy.
Episode 6 – Kissing
Why do people kiss? What happens when we kiss? The kids explore how kissing is different in family, friendly, and romantic relationships in the Sex-Ed School Kissing Wheel game – featuring Ginger and Blue who demonstrate the myriad of kisses indicated on the wheel.
Episode 7 – Digital Dos
Being connected is awesome but nothing done online is really private. Everyone is in control of how much or how little they share and knowing how to use social media and the internet safely is the best protection. Eva and Nadine challenge the kids as they demonstrate some key digital dos and don’ts via gameplay that shines a light on trust, privacy and the shared responsibility we all have when it comes to navigating the world wide web.
Episode 8 – Love is Love
Everybody loves something or someone but the most important person to love is yourself. Eva and Nadine tackle love head-on and challenge the kids during a special Sex-Ed School version of The Game of Things. Self-love becomes front and centre when the topic of masturbation is part of the gameplay providing lots of opportunity for some key learnings and debunking of some common myths.
What’s the difference between a vulva and a vagina? Is it normal to have hair on my vulva? How does a clitoris work? In this episode we explore how each vulva is unique in appearance — features such as pubic hair, labia size and symmetry, and skin colour all vary from person to person. We also learn that there’s a lot more to the clitoris than meets the eye! The kids compete in a Vulva Relay, a special guest asks a question that’s on everyone’s lips and the teens make some new discoveries about the vulva!
How big is a normal penis? What does an uncircumcised penis look like? Can you have too many erections? In this episode we learn that penises come in various lengths, colours, curvatures and thicknesses – and all of this is normal. Every penis-owner has their own relationship with their penis! There’s some testicles talk too as the kids conquer Scrotum Ball, an Every Body Curious original game! Our special guest, who has seen a lot of penises, asks a colourful question! The teens create a penis glossary and talk about circumcision!
How Do You Know When You’re Ready?
How do I know if I’m ready to date? How will I know when I’m ready to kiss someone? What if I never feel ready for any of this stuff? In this episode the kids discover that readiness can mean different things for different folks — take it from Ginger & Blue! Nadine and Eva remind us that some firsts are great, and some, not so much! Whether we try again, take a break, or decide something just isn’t for us, each of us gets to decide if we’re ready or not! Watch the whole episode to find out what question we have from our guest about figuring out when you’re ready and the teens share some words of wisdom on the topic.
“What does your style say about you?” The expression of gender and personality through how we present in the world (with clothes, hair and make-up) is a right — it’s an important part of how we show identity, connect with who we are and connect with other people. This episode includes Every Body Curious’ first ever ultra-glamorous red carpet runway, showing that all types of clothing can be worn by any/all genders and exploring diverse looks makes the world a better and, more interesting place. When it comes to gender expression combined with high fashion our special guest has it all, and the teens talk and share what influences have shaped their gender expression.
How do you tell someone you like them? What do you say when someone asks you out on a date? Communication is an essential part of consent, and it’s a skill we work on throughout our entire lives! The kids explore ways to communicate in the Every Body Curious game of Spin-the-Bottle — no kissing involved! Hear what the teens have to say about how communication has played a role in their lives, and we meet a special guest with a question and a song.
How does it feel to be in a relationship? What makes a relationship feel right? All healthy relationships are based on mutual respect for the people involved. Relationships of all kinds – online and offline – require open communication from all parties. Nadine and Eva talk the kids through some respectful ways to navigate rejection, break-ups, and tough conversations, and play the Every Body Curious version of the Game of Things. We also check in with the teens and talk about some of their experiences, and get a question from a special guest who knows a thing or two about respect and relationships.
All bodies are good bodies! How do you feel about your body? Body image can play a big role in our relationships with ourselves and with others. In this episode, Nadine and Eva address some societal pressures that folks of all ages experience with how their bodies should look, we embrace all kinds of bodies, and debunk myths around what it means to be “healthy”. We also get to hear from teens regarding their views on body image, and Eva dives into the question box.
Sexual health is an extension of our general health. This episode introduces basic sexual health practices, such as hygiene and being aware of body baselines, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and options when facing unintended pregnancy. Eva and Nadine demonstrate risk reduction strategies, and the kids get to explore barriers in a fun free-for-all. We also hear the teens talk about sexual and mental health, and Eva tackles the Q&A.