Links

  • A & M Partnership (Illinois, USA) Aspire, a public school curriculum for Grades 9-12; Excel, a Christian Bible study on purity for Grades 9-12; Quest and A C Green’s Game Plan for middle school students in public or private schools; Navigator, for Grades 9-12 in high schools.
  • Ascend is a certification program, offering certification in the Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) educational approach.
  • Best Friends (Washington, DC, USA) Best Girls is a school-based character building curriculum for girls in Grades 6 to12, with intensive peer support and long-term adult involvement. Best Men is a school-based youth development program for boys in Grades 5 to 8.
  • Creating Positive Relationships (Indiana, USA) An interactive program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. There is also a CPR “Plus” curriculum, a biblical approach to sexuality for use in parochial schools and youth group settings.
  • Friends First (Colorado, USA) The STARS Mentoring Program provides long-term follow-up and peer role-models for abstinence. The STARS curriculum includes a Leader’s Guide, a Mentor Guide, an 11 lesson curriculum for 6th to 8th graders, and a magazine for 6th to 12th graders.
  • Heritage Community Services • Provides resources to saturate whole communities with effective resources to help young people develop good character, abstain from risky behaviors, and prepare for marriage and family life.
  • Human Life Alliance (HLA) A non-profit, non-denominational, pro-life organization dedicated to protecting human life from the moment of conception until natural death by providing high quality pro-life educational resources.
  • livingWELLAware Adolescent Wellness  Four levels of curriculum: 6th, 7th, 8th, and high school, along with teacher trainings and parent presentations.
  • LoveEd is a video/discussion program for parents, churches and schools that teaches about God’s plan for life, love, sexuality, and purity – the facts of life within the meaning of life.
  • The Center for Relationship Education Curriculum and resources to launch children into adolescence and to teach high school students relationship skills and practical approaches for navigating the social dynamics of friendship and love. Also a faith based version, REAL Love Uncovered.
  • The Parenting Place (New Zealand) Lesson plans for teaching attitude, sexuality, drug education, and Haurora, with four accompanying booklets: Attitude, Sex with Attitude, Hardwired (drug education), and Hauora.
  • True Love Waits An international campaign that challenges teenagers and college students to remain sexually abstinent until marriage. Resources include Bible studies on dating, abstinence, and overall purity; a contemporary musical; and annual events.
  • "Sit With Us" is an app to help students find a welcoming group in their school lunch room or to become “ambassadors,” inviting others to join them. Students who sit with a friendly group are less likely to be targets for bullying.
  • Love and Fidelity Network The Love and Fidelity Network equips college students to uphold the institution of marriage, the special role of the family, and sexual integrity on their campuses. Its goal is to develop articulate and effective advocates for marriage and family.
  • True Love Revolution The web site of a non-sectarian student-run organization at Harvard College dedicated to the promotion of premarital sexual abstinence and chastity as a positive alternative for ethical and health reasons.
  • Search Institute Search Institute provides leadership and resources to help educators and parents create healthy communities for every young person. Their 40 Developmental Assets are values, experiences, relationships, and qualities that help a young person to succeed.
  • ReThink is a non-intrusive technology solution to stop cyberbullying at the source by asking teens to change their minds before posting an offensive message on social media. You can hear Trisha Prabnu, developer of “ReThink,” in English at  TEDxTeen or in Hindi at TED Talks India .
  • Stop Bullying A United States federal government website offering help in preventing and responding to cyberbullying, including how to talk to children about bullying and how to support children involved.
  • Stop Cyberbullying A cyberbullying prevention program. Specially trained young volunteers design and deliver community programs to help their peers address cyberbullying.
  • True Recovery Tips for talking with children and teenagers about drug and alcohol abuse. Includes links to 12 other web sites providing a wealth of information.
  • Homosexuality Rev. Norman Funk gives 9 reasons why preaching and teaching on homosexuality is difficult, 6 responses to these difficulties, and what Jesus' had to say on the topic.
  • Outpost Ministries For young men struggling with same-sex attractions or other sexual and relational issues. Devoted to the strengthening the masculine spirit, soul, and body through understanding of the love of God, how God heals the inner person, and biblical gender.
  • The Christian View of Homosexuality Ravi Zacharias
  • A Guide to Public Wi-Fi Security Risks & How to Use It Safely  An in-depth resource including a history of the development  of Wi-Fi,  potential dangers of using public Wi-Fi, tips for using public Wi-Fi safely, and links to other useful resources.
  • AlertFind helps kids to protect themselves online,  with specific tips for general Internet use, cyberbullying, social media, and computer viruses.
  • Best cell phone spy apps (a less than ideal site title) Excellent guidance for parents in helping children and youth to use the internet safely:  parental controls, education, communication, and monitoring. Links to other helpful sites.
  • comparitech A comprehensive, simple to follow guide to protecting children’s privacy online. Includes step by step directions for adjusting privacy settings on every social media app, enabling parental controls, and much more.
  • How to Keep Children Safe in Cyber Space – An Updated Guide For Parents A very comprehensive, easy to use guide to managing and monitoring Internet use by children and teens, with up-to-date statistics and practical examples.
  • How to Keep Kids Safe Using Social Media gives tips for conversations to help children enjoy social networking safely.

  • Parent & Teacher Guide to the Internet is an interactive teaching tool to help children learn to use the Internet safely.  It includes fun games and can be downloaded and printed.
  • The Essential Teen Internet Safety Guide Tips, techniques, and advice to keep your teen safe on the Internet.
  • The Parents’ Guide to Teaching Your Teen Online Safety gives summaries  of popular internet apps such as Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter and Whatsapp, as well as tips for using them safely. It also gives advice on socializing online, cyberbullying, harmful content, influencers, body image and mental health for teens online – and much more.
  • Wired Safety A worldwide organization providing one-to-one help, extensive information, and education on Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy, responsible use and security issues. It is led and run by volunteers, and offers free online help.
  • WizCase A guide to safe online browsing. Topics include choosing the right browser and search engine, staying safe on your Smartphone, and how to delete all your Facebook data.
  • The Medical Institute for Sexual Health The Medical Institute for Sexual Health identifies and evaluates medical and scientific information on sexual health. Membership on the website is free, and members have free online access to videos and Power Point presentations.
  • Axis  Resources to help you navigate teen culture through a biblical lens to equip you for meaningful conversations with your teens that will  build lifelong connections and help them relate  biblical truth to real life issues. The Culture Translator gives a glimpse into what is influencing teens, and Conversation Kits with guides and worksheets help you start great conversations. The videos use current and classic media examples. The Axis Team: "It’s basically what you would get if C.S. Lewis and Snapchat had a baby.”
  • Parent Further A parenting web site built on a foundation of Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets® (see link below).
  • True GirlOnline resources on sexuality, relationships, and more to help moms  raise girls who are confident in their faith and in who God made them to be.
  • Rivercross  produces radio dramas, equips local leaders and broadcasts radio dramas to help vulnerable children heal emotionally and find hope in Jesus.
  • Princess Lost and Princess Found A 10-week online training program to equip individuals and organizations mentor and support victims of complex trauma, including sexual abuse and trafficking.
  • Holding Esther is a 7-episode audio drama about two orphaned and sexually abused girls, Esther and Sarah, and how caregivers can be equipped to bring hope and healing to such vulnerable children.
  • Jabota Bridge  Naomi and the children living in the safe house across Jabota Bridge work together through life’s adventures and struggles. An audio drama.

How to talk about: Social media Tips to help parents walk the line of both embracing and managing the effects of technology on their kids.

  • "Sit With Us" is an app to help students find a welcoming group in their school lunch room or to become “ambassadors,” inviting others to join them. Sitting with a group prevents kids from being considered social outcasts by their peers.
  • Attitude The youth education division of Parents Inc. (New Zealand). Help and advice for teenagers in making life-enhancing choices in all areas of their lives, including sexuality.
  • Axis  Resources for caring adults to help you navigate teen culture through a biblical lens and to connect with teens. The Culture Translator gives a glimpse into what is influencing teens, and Conversation Kits with guides and worksheets help you start great conversations on relating biblical truth to real life issues. The videos use current and classic media examples. The Axis Team: "It’s basically what you would get if C.S. Lewis and Snapchat had a baby.”
  • Family and Youth Concern Information on trends and research in family issues, including teen sexuality and sex education, not only in the United Kingdom but in the United States and Canada as well.
  • The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding Information, resources and analysis on today’s youth culture, including those that contribute to teens becoming sexually active. Practical helps for parents, youth workers, and educators in equipping teens to deal with this and other challenges.
Disclaimer:

This collection of website resources is intended to provide you with some excellent information so you can teach teens effectively.

Please understand that these resources are for suggested review and I do not necessarily endorse all the information contained within and that sites change beyond my control. Please use wisdom with respect to how you implement these in your situation.

Regarding Curriculum

All things being equal, when choosing a curriculum in the United States it makes most sense to choose a program in your state because it will meet the requirements of your state Department of Education and because training for teachers will be more easily accessible. Therefore, the state in which the central office is located is given for each curriculum. Some of the curricula are available in other languages, particularly Spanish.

Disclaimer:

This collection of website resources is intended to provide you with some excellent information so you can teach teens effectively.

Please understand that these resources are for suggested review and I do not necessarily endorse all the information contained within and that sites change beyond my control. Please use wisdom with respect to how you implement these in your situation.

Regarding Curriculum

All things being equal, when choosing a curriculum in the United States it makes most sense to choose a program in your state because it will meet the requirements of your state Department of Education and because training for teachers will be more easily accessible. Therefore, the state in which the central office is located is given for each curriculum. Some of the curricula are available in other languages, particularly Spanish.