The programs have been found to positively impact youth sexual and relationship health outcomes.
Each program uses contemporary and relevant media examples to prompt students to examine their own favorite media.
Students will build critical thinking skills and be able to use their skills to make informed and healthy choices.
WHAT ARE THE MEDIA AWARE PROGRAMS?
The Media Aware programs are comprehensive sexual health programs for middle and high school students that use a media literacy education approach. Through media literacy education, students will learn to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce media messages. Many adolescents learn about sex from media, but the messages they’re exposed to are not always accurate or healthy. The Media Aware programs give students both medically-accurate sexual health information and the tools to think critically about the media they consume.
The Media Aware programs were designed to meet state guidelines across the country, including North Carolina’s Health Youth Act’s Reproductive Health and Safety Education guidelines. Additionally, the programs are in complete accordance with the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) recommendations on comprehensive sexuality education.
We are currently seeking schools to participate in a trial of the Media Aware program. Schools, teachers, and students will receive incentives for their participation. To learn more, click the button below.