Speaking to Parents 2017-02-22T05:32:10+00:00

We are also very happy to address parents, staff and pastoral care teams. These talks tend to center around communicating with their children about sex and relationships, how to go about it and why it is so important.

Subjects Covered

Confidentiality:

  • Individual rights
  • The law
  • The medical profession
  • Age
  • Frasier Guidelines.

The age of legal consent to have sex:

  • When it is legal to have sex and when it is not
  • The law/ Police/ Social services and child protection
  • The possible consequences if prosecuted for having underage sex
  • What constitutes a sexual act?

Emphasis on the fact that 3 out of 4 people under the age of 16 are not having sex.

Delaying early intercourse.

Body Image.

Influences of advertising, media and celebrity.

Self Esteem.

Understanding the issues around sexuality:

  • Straight, gay, bisexual?

Waiting until you are ready to have sex and understanding when that time is.

UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS A CHOICE:

  • Making sure that it feels right
  • No fear of regret, shame or guilt
  • What do you want from the relationship
  • Considering how it will change the relationship
  • How will it affect your boyfriend/girlfriend?
  • Are you sure it is what you want?
  • Have you discussed contraception and safe sex?

Understanding and respecting that some people choose not to have sex:

  • Religion / Culture
  • Personal choice

Avoiding peer pressure to have sex.

Pornography/ Sexting.

The dangers associated with alcohol, drugs and sex.

Date rape – staying safe when you are out with friends.

The devastating effects of teenage pregnancy:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Financial
  • Educational
  • Abortion.

What to do if you have a condom failure:

  • Emergency contraception
  • How to access it.

Sexually Transmitted Infections/diseases:

  • How you catch them
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • How to get tested and treated
  • G.U.M. Clinics
  • Contact Tracing.

Chlamydia.
(Screening programme)

Talking to your parents about Sex!
(Why it is important to try and do this)

Taking a gap year, issues to consider whilst traveling.

Respect for others.

Responsibility for your actions.

How and where to get help should you need it.

Not being afraid to get help.