Thank you for the comment! While social media is an interesting avenue to consider for sexual health education, Candid leverages media in the form of TV shows, YouTube videos, and movies. Popular media offers a myriad of contextualized stories, characters, and relationships that touch on several topics in comprehensive sex education. We want young people to think critically about the content they watch in everyday life and learn from it, rather than passively consume it. We also think media is a great way for parents to initiate conversations and create more opportunities for discussion and learning.
So far we have received positive feedback from a handful of families who piloted a Candid prototype. They said the use of media and prewritten questions helped start the conversation easier and helped their child open up more. We are currently working with 4.0 Schools on another pilot that will help us gauge demand and efficacy at a greater level. We hope to see that Candid is both an effective tool for families and a sustainable venture.
Thanks Ira! We appreciate the support! We also think Candid would be a great tool for families to use in conjunction with school education, providing an opportunity to continue important conversations about sex education that start at school.