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Need for sexual health awareness and relationship education among teenagers

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on global economies. But as locked-down companies do their best to get by, it’s creating an opportunity to think again about how we use technology. 

Most businesses have now shifted their staff training online since this is hassle-free, cost-effective and helps them monitor their employees progress.

Staff Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees. Let’s analyse why it’s important to have an online training solution for you to train your staff.

It’s tricky to talk about sex with teenagers. We can all agree on that. It’s hard to know for sure when the time is right to broach certain topics. Finding the appropriate words and phrases can be just as difficult. Some teenagers won’t engage, others will melt with embarrassment, while some may tell you things you’d prefer not to hear. These are difficult conversations to initiate but important to have, because teenagers need guidance and support in this area. 

The need to provide fact-based, informative, inclusive and comprehensive sex education to teenagers has never been greater. Whatever the cultural, moral, religious or family considerations, young people are better equipped to make informed decisions regarding their sexual health if they are provided with appropriate information at the appropriate time. 

The SHARE Programme, developed by Elaine Byrnes and Richie Sadlier in collaboration with Olive Group, meets this need. The primary aim is to support young people to develop their understanding of this hugely important area. Given that adolescent curiosity in sex and sexuality is entirely appropriate, providing guidance around consent, online porn, healthy relationships, safer sex, STIs and the impact of alcohol is the correct response.

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