Time:  May 22, 2024
Location:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Is the internet today’s primary sex educator? How much and how easily are youth accessing sexual content online? How does what they view shape their perception of “normal” in romantic and sexual relationships? Is the increasing prevalence of AI playing a role?

Children and Screens held the #AskTheExperts webinar “The New Sex Educator? Online Sexual Content and Today’s Youth” on May 22, 2024. Panelists explored the research on the nature and frequency of sexual content accessed by young people online, discussed current trends and developing concerns, and provided tips for parents and caregivers to help understand and guide children as they navigate  potentially sensitive or disturbing online experiences.

Speakers

  • Carolyn West, PhD

    Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Washington
    Moderator
  • Elizabeth Englander, PhD

    Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center; Professor of Psychology, Bridgewater State University
  • Debra Herbenick, PhD, MPH

    Provost Professor, Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University School of Public Health
  • Amy Lang, MA

    Sexual Health Educator, Birds & Bees & Kids
  • Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, PhD

    Professor of Communication, University of Arizona

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