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Sex-Ed School by Shaftesbury Kids

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. 

Resources

My mission is to create resources that will help you to naturally talk to your kids about sex, all while respecting your personal values.

Which means that inside this website, you'll find lots of resources to help you with talking to your child about love, sex, relationships and growing up.

My Sex Education 101 page includes all of the information on sex education. You'll find lots of different blogposts to help with getting started, on a wide range of different topics.

You'll find videos about sex ed in my Sex Education Videos resource page that you can watch with your child or to learn more about sex education yourself.

You’ll also find an extensive range of sex education books for children, for kids of all ages. There's even some books in there for parents!

If you're looking for some ideas on how to talk to your child about bodies, How to Talk to Kids About Bodies, will help you to start naming the private body parts and to have shame-free conversations with them about bodies. It is filled with lots of different ideas on how to have natural converasations with your child about their body. 

You'll also find some child friendly anatomically-correct cartoon illustrations of the genitals and internal reproductive organs that are appropriate for children from the age of 3 and up. Let's Look at Different Body Parts is a printable that will help take the awkward out of talking to your child about their body, so they grow up feeling educated, confident, and comfortable in their own skin.

If you need some help with explaining sexual intercourse to your child, then How to Talk to Kids About Sex, will help you explain sex to your child in a way they will understand. It breaks it down into simple steps that  take the stress out of explaining!

If you're unsure about how to answer your child's questions about sex, then I have a number of different resources that will give you word-for-word answers that are age specific.

If you want a printed book to hold in your hands, then the  The Sex Education Answer Book will give you age-specific answers to the most common questions kid's ask parents about sex. Which means you don't need to worry about finding a child-friendly explanation that your child understands. 

If you want the answers to questions about a lot more than just sex, then Sex Ed Quickies is your best option. It has answers to 300+ questions  that kids commonly ask parents,  including how babies are made, sexual intercourse, body parts, puberty, relationships, pregnancy, birth, masturbation, sexual diversity, gender, pornography, STIs, contraception and much more.

About the Author Cath Hakanson

I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.

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