“SEXT ED”: Youth Sexual Development and Digital Literacy

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Sexuality is a core component of healthy youth development, which is increasingly happening online. This training focuses on how to reduce the risks and increase the benefits of online sexuality through an essential life skill: digital media literacy. Service providers will leave with understandings of the legal aspects of viewing and sending sexual material and ways to have open, non-judgemental conversations about sexuality and technology with youth.

The following topics are included:

  • What is Sexting?
  • Consent in a digital world
  • Sex Positivity and Values
  • Body Image and Identity Development
  • Opening (off)lines of communication
  • Sexting and the law
  • Safer Sex(ting)
  • Media Literacy
  • Resources and Referrals

IDEAL FOR: Front line workers in youth service settings including: child and youth care, child and family services, youth programs, after-school programs, social workers, child and adolescent health, and students in the social sciences, humanities and related human service fields.

CERTIFICATION: Participants will receive a certificate of completion worth 6.0 Hrs. that can be applied to continuing competency programs for various professional regulating bodies.


  • Brandon: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, March 5th, 2020; Clarion Hotel: 3130 Victoria Ave., Brandon, MB.

COST: $100.00 Regular / $75.00 Student Rate. Includes snacks, coffee/tea and lunch. Please indicate dietary needs on registration form. Limited free parking available on site. Barrier free entrance and universal washroom available. Click on the link above to register now and pay online. To pay by cheque, you can request an invoice by downloading the form HERE and emailing it to info@serc.mb.ca. Please note, requesting an invoice does not guarantee your spot. Your registration will be confirmed once payment has been received.