When Did the “Sex Talk” Change to the “Tech Talk”?

Do you remember when “the birds and the bees” were first explained to you? Sex education still might be one of the most intensely uncomfortable situations a child encounters. While the talk remains as necessary today as it is insufferably awkward, a lot has unsurprisingly changed with today’s students.

I was born in the 1980s, so computers were just starting to become a common household item when I reached that dreaded age. My conversation had nothing to do with technology. Rather, the standard checklist of items was covered while reinforcing the importance of caution with strangers, why it’s healthy to postpone sexual activity until the right time… the list goes on.

At some point in recent history, however, the necessity of the “Sex Talk” has started to include components of a “Tech Talk.” What I mean is that it is no longer sufficient to educate the youth on sex without reference to modern technology.

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