Youth deserve to have safe and satisfying sexual experiences if, when, and where they choose to. For many youth, that includes on their phones or online. We may feel unsure about how to talk to the youth in our lives about things like sexting, nudes (sharing sexual images or videos), and pornography. It can be hard to work through our feelings and values about youth sexuality and technology. Finding information can also be difficult, as media often preys on our worst fears and highlights worst-case scenarios.
In this workshop, we’ll explore approaches, information, and resources that can help us in our conversations with youth about sexuality and technology. Any adult with youth (13-21 ish) in their lives is welcome: parents, caregivers, family members, mentors, service providers, educators, and more!
Through this workshop, participants will reflect on our values related to youth sexuality and technology; challenge stigma and victim-blaming and focus instead on supporting youth who experience digital sexual violence; and explore harm reduction, sex positivity, and youth allyship strategies for supportive conversations with youth about sexuality and technology.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($3-$50) to ensure folx of varying economic backgrounds are able to access the sex education they deserve. We ask those who have the financial means to help “spread the wealth” by contributing to the community pool so that we can offer a limited number of sponsored free tickets to those who need it.
We kindly ask that those who have the financial means to purchase a ticket do so, and save our sponsored free tickets to those who do not.
To access this workshop for free, please enter the code SHIP-FREE when registering.