It's that time of year again!
May 6th marks The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. For the entire month of May teens nationwide are asked to go to StayTeen.org to take a short, scenario-based quiz that asks them what they would do in a number of risky sexual situations. The message of the National Day Quiz is straightforward: Sex has consequences.
The quiz delivers this message directly to teens and challenges them to think carefully about what they might do "in the moment." Leave it to the folks at The National Campaign to create a quiz that's right in line with what's going on today by tackling the issues that kids are really dealing with like sexting and friends-with-benefits.
Like last year, I'll be having my girl-child take the quiz. I take all the reinforcement I can get in helping that child make the right decisions...especially if it's fact-based, down-to-earth, and wrapped up in a cool campaign that kids can't resist. The quiz also has a PDF version that can be printed out and used in group settings.
And for after the quiz and beyond, keep your kid on top of the facts of teen sex and pregnancy rates with Stay Teen's info page. It's jam-packed with brain fuel on abstinence, contraception, myth-busters, tips and more. Everything a teen needs to make good decisions now AND down the road.