Within the last month there’s been quite a few discussions and blog posts about sex in YA. Is it okay? Is there too much? Are teens influenced about it? It made me wonder what my students think about all of this. One night, Amy Fellner Dominy (OyMG, May 2011) and I were discussing this subject on Twitter. Amy’s interested in this as both a parent and an author. I’m interested in this as a teacher. So she and I put this survey together for my students to respond to.
I’m providing a sampling of responses from my students in my Young Adult Literature class. This is a class mixed with grades 9-12. Not all of the students chose to provide their names with their responses.
I’d love to hear from some other teachers, especially, about what they think of this topic. Let us know what you think 🙂
1. Do you think sex should be handled differently in a teen book than in an adult book? In what way?