Maybe they say they live near you or like the same music as you.
They might leave comments on your posts or request to be your friend on a site.
Recently, there have been many stories in the news about revisions to schools' sex ed (MT, ON) programs as well as new anti-bullying laws in New York and Illinois.
Usually much of the controversy revolves around attempts to include education and support for children and families who fall somewhere outside of the social norms for heterosexual masculinity and femininity.
What can be done to improve educators' knowledge and awareness of issues related to sexual diversity?
Is it worth risking the public controversy to do so?
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Issues relating to gender and sexual diversity have always been present in schools.The Conversation UK receives funding from Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence, as well as sixty five university members.View the full list Talking about sex, intimacy and risk-taking with adolescents is not as easy as busting out a Salt-N-Pepa classic. When it comes to talking about the “birds and the bees”, parents tend to focus on the risks of unprotected sex and the practicalities of safe sex.Brown was arrested Wednesday by sheriff’s deputies at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the nearby Marion County Jail. Christopher Vorisek and Deputy Roderic Marques to an awaiting squad car, faced the media about the accusations.Dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, a handcuffed Brown tried shielding his face from the television cameras, declining to answer questions.