“By offering reliable information about dating, relationships and sexuality not only at home and at school, but also online, we support young people with the questions they have. This way, we give them the control to learn at a time that suits them and in a way that suits them,” says Luc Lauwers, sexuality education expert at Rutgers.
The health and well-being of young people improve when evidence-based information on their bodies and sexuality is given in a positive way. Young people have questions and will look for answers. In this quest they will at some point encounter potentially harmful (mis)information and images online. Preparing and supporting them to navigate these spaces safely and ensuring that they get the right information is paramount. SEGGSY supports young people in their personal search in the field of dating, relationships and sexuality, about who they are, what influence friends and family have in this and how they deal with expectations from society. The goal is for them to enter into healthy, safe, free and equal (sexual) relationships now and later in life.
Luc: “Young people of this age experiment a lot, but often do not receive the right guidance. They report missing important information. SEGGSY fits well with the perception of this specific age group.”