Intermezzo: SafeTeens Blog Widens to Include Parents, Educators

March 31, 2013

Welcome to the SafeTeens blog!
Since 2011, The SafeTeens blog has helped countless teens make safe and healthy decisions with timely posts on everything from winter weather driving tips to summertime sun safety. And now, just weeks after we began reinforcing the SafeTeens Tumblr with lengthier blog-like posts for teens, we’re widening the scope of the SafeTeens blog to include posts for adults with teens in their lives.
We do this because teens, despite the mountains of sex ed. resources available on the Internet, still get the majority of their safe sex information from trusted adults: physicians, teachers, coaches and parents.
We do this because teens who do report talking with trusted adults about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners, and use condoms and other contraceptives.
We do this because talking with teens about sex is most impactful when it’s part of an on-going conversation, ignited by events like Steubenville that, in addition to exposing our unmet adult responsibilities to teach teens healthy sexuality, set the blogosphere afire and put teen sexuality at the forefront of the national discourse.
We hope you’ll check back. As the need arises, we’ll continue to post. Occasionally, we’ll publish guest posts from the Internet’s most trusted teen advocates.
Together, we can raise a generation of healthy, empathetic and safe teens.
The Editors