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Kids still need to know more

(1) Percent of Kids 13-15 wanting more information, (2) Percent of parents who never talk about it
Topic
(1)
(2)

How to handle potentially violent situations

44%

16%

How to know when you are ready to have sex

43
26

How to handle peer pressure to use drugs/alcohol

42
7

How to protect against AIDS/STDs

42
15

What to do if someone brings a gun to school

41
23

How to prevent pregnancy and STDs

40
29

What STDs are

39
12

How to handle pressure to have sex

39
19

How alcohol/drugs might affect decisions to have sex

39
24

What AIDS is

37
11

What kinds of birth control are available

30
37

Homosexuality

19
21

How girls get pregnant

19
14

Drinking and driving

18
11
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation/Children Now Talking With Kids About Tough Issues, A National Survey of Parents and Kids conducted September 15-October 3, 1998

 

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