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Some parents consider ‘the talk’ just to be a one-time thing. But conversations around sex, sexuality, love, and relationships should be an ongoing conversation,” says LeKara Simmons, Amaze program manager and strategic brand ambassador.
AMAZE’s video, “What Is An Abortion?,” covers types of abortions, where to get them and the contemporary political discourse about them. Most importantly, the video emphasizes that the decision to carry a baby to term or get an abortion is just that: a choice.
One way to help parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex-adjacent topics without losing their cool is an online video series called Amaze Jr.
Most parents are uncomfortable discussing the topic of where babies come from before children are 10, but the answer is easier than most adults realize — and the “Amaze Jr.” video series is designed to help explain this and other topics to young students.
All young children are inherently curious about their own and other people’s bodies and identities. We shouldn’t be surprised that they ask all kinds of big questions and we shouldn’t be afraid to answer them.
As International Planned Parenthood’s African Regional Office continues to seek out new and innovative ways to expand access to quality CSE, collaboration with AMAZE will provide avenues for young people, through our Member Associations to interact with CSE materials through various digital media and platforms.
To help parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex-adjacent topics without losing their cool, there’s a new online video series called Amaze Jr.
At the end of the day, sexual health information is health care, and young people should be learning about sex in an environment that does not double down on stigma but rather makes them feel supported, affirmed, and equipped to lead healthy lives.
AMAZE’s YouTube series gives kids sex education, along with some fun.
Advocates for Youth, an organization that promotes sexual education for young people, just started its own YouTube channel, Amaze, featuring animated videos.
Many of the educators quoted in this piece mention the AMAZE videos, and similar online resources.
Quezada says she likes AMAZE videos because she and her peers need trusted information, which you can't always find on Google.
The new campaign, amaze.jr, is for the parents of children between the ages of four and nine, and for those kids. It aims to normalize a conversation about sex in an educational environment that has become polarized around the topic.
Have appropriate resources in the home as boys grow up, show them videos on, and make sure they have accurate resources about what healthy sexuality is so they’re not thinking it’s porn.
Porn is like many movies, it is completely made up," AMAZE reminds us in their video about the unrealistic expectations of porn.
...tweens, parents, and educators who use AMAZE as a resource learn about adolescent sexual life as it truly is: a boisterous and sometimes confusing melange of curiosity, doubt, and exploration.
Children should be taught about consent from a very young age, even if they are not old enough to learn about it in the context of sex.
A new sex education video aiming to start an age-appropriate conversation around consent and sexual assault. - a website created to give real information about sex and puberty in a less awkward and more digestible way -- what we should be saying to our kids, and when. Listen to every second of this episode because it is full of real information parents will need, will use, and will relate to.
Today we hear from a sex educator who faces challenges in these communities to bring in the necessary resources to support change through comprehensive, honest, sex ed. We hear how race does play a role.
WATCH: “Sexuality is not negative” — Sex education advocate stresses importance of being open to information about sexuality
AMAZE's most, well, amazing feature is that it offers free, credible information, thus removing a huge financial barrier for educators. [is] a nonprofit partnership that aims to make sex ed engaging, informative and less weird for young adolescents.
To Save Sex Education Under Trump, Is Turning to New Media. The organization has taken a digital-first approach to providing America's youth with sex education.
I’m also a big fan of Amaze’s animated video 'Porn: Fact or Fiction.'
The latest and perhaps most inventive yet is AMAZE, an online library of short, funny sex education videos geared toward teaching middle schoolers about puberty, gender identity, sexual orientation, and healthy relationships.
To bust myths about one of the most stigmatized STIs, the folks at have created a new animated sex ed video.
AMAZE focuses on educating youth through short animated videos on a wide range of topics: gender identity, sexual orientation, STDs, etc. And Advocates for Youth works to educate parents, school boards and communities on what comprehensive sex ed does, and why it works.
If we want to put a stop to our pervasive culture of sexual assault, education needs to go a lot further than just preventing pregnancy and STDs. Young people need to understand healthy relationships, boundaries and, of course, consent.
Advocates for Youth...has supplemented traditional sex ed programs with a series of videos called AMAZE for kids aged 10 to 14, on everything from puberty to porn.
AMAZE is a series of sex-education videos aimed at younger adolescents (those 10 to 14), an age group that’s often overlooked by programs focusing on older teens who are already having sex or likely to have sex soon.
AMAZE is serving as a true trailblazer for reforming American sex education.
In 2008, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County launched an initiative to lower Milwaukee's high rate of teen childbirths.
When adults are silent about sex and sexuality, they leave a massive vacuum for young people…Kids and teens fill that vacuum with what they hear from their friends and what they stumble on online. If they think sex and sexuality is a topic they can’t ask about, they think it’s a topic where they have to make up information.
Having the sex talk with your kids is the last thing many parents want to do – they're worried about what to say, how much to say, and when to introduce the subject. But one organization is trying to take the fear out of 'the talk.'
When the AMAZE initiative launched in September 2016, the goal was to provide comprehensive sex ed videos to children between the ages of 10 and 14. The short, animated videos are accessible and age-appropriate — and they prove that it’s never too early to start talking with children about consent.
AMAZE may be here to rescue or sex ed dilemma in this nation. With the news that some communities only teach abstinence and hard telling what they say or are allowed to mention about the LGBT community, many students go to the internet. is putting the power in the hands of parents with their amazing videos aimed at teaching kids all about sex, their bodies, consent, and more… Basically, any question your preschooler could possibly ask about sex, they’ve got a video to address it!
Overall, there has been a surge of new HIV diagnoses in people between 13 and 24 of all orientations, genders, and races. Following the release the statistics, AMAZE decided to release a new video that schools young people on HIV prevention and treatment.
AMAZE is a sex education video series for children ages 10 to 14. It hopes to bring a more modern, kid-friendly face to lessons that can be, best-case scenario, awkward and uncomfortable. Launched last September, AMAZE covers traditional topics like puberty and masturbation, along with more progressive topics.
This Staples High School junior’s video called “Wise on the Web” was selected to be featured on the national platform of
I was a little squeamish to talk about these subjects with my daughter. So I was delighted to find out that AMAZE — a collaboration between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health — created an online sex education resource for young adolescents.
The sex ed they do get from their schools is oftentimes outdated, patronizing, and ignorant of modern-day realities like sexting and same-sex relationships. A new YouTube series called AMAZE is hoping to change that.
Bushwick High Schoolers Film Award-Winning Sex Ed Video. The video, which won the AMAZE young animator contest, talks candidly about sex in a way young people will want to digest., dirigido a los adolescentes, explica la sexualidad con ilustraciones y animación para que padres e hijos resuelvan sus dudas.

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