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U.S. Gives Yale Researcher $3.9-Million in Tax Dollars to Develop ĎAvatarí Sex-Ed Video Game
CNS News ^ | Friday, February 05, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief

Posted on 02/09/2010 1:00:46 PM PST by Sopater

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health, is giving Dr. Lynn Fiellin, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, $3.9 million over five years to develop a video game to teach “sex, drug and alcohol negotiation and refusal skills" to children 9-14 years of age.

The game will feature “virtual characters or avatars” that are guided by the children playing the game to make decisions about whether to engage in behaviors that put them at risk of being infected with HIV.

The game’s effectiveness in training children to avoid HIV-transmitting behaviors will be tested by having children as young as 9 play the game two days a week for a month—either after school or on weekends—at a New Haven, Conn., community center.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: avatar; democrats; fundingtheleft; homeschool; homosexualagenda; kennedyfamily; liberalfascism; liberals; moralabsolutes; nichd; publiceducation; publicschool; sexeducation; shriver; videogames; yaleu; youpaidforthis; youpayforthis
The obession of the left with children and sex cannot be ignored any longer.
1 posted on 02/09/2010 1:00:47 PM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

We had a program like that once. It worked. “Just Say No”.


2 posted on 02/09/2010 1:02:35 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)
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To: Sopater

Let’s hope the Lefties don’t really think little girl’s braids can be “plugged in”.


3 posted on 02/09/2010 1:02:47 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Sopater
U.S. Gives Yale Researcher $3.9-Million in Tax Dollars to Develop ‘Avatar’ Sex-Ed Video Game

Unfreakin' real!

4 posted on 02/09/2010 1:03:46 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Sopater

This regime has to go.


5 posted on 02/09/2010 1:10:58 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Paine in the Neck
We had a program like that once. It worked. “Just Say No”.

I remember "don't talk to strangers." Shows how old I am.

6 posted on 02/09/2010 1:11:06 PM PST by pray4liberty (Liberalism is the religion of narcissists. You read it here first.)
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To: Sopater; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ..

The list, ping


7 posted on 02/09/2010 1:13:06 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: metmom

ping


8 posted on 02/09/2010 1:14:25 PM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater; wagglebee
The game will feature “virtual characters or avatars” that are guided by the children playing the game to make decisions about whether to engage in behaviors that put them at risk of being infected with HIV.

Why is HIV the ONLY STD that "researchers" are interested in preventing transmission of?

Other STD rates are going up off the chart and some public information campaigns are now telling kids that HPV "doesn't really count" because "everyone" gets that one.

9 posted on 02/09/2010 1:15:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Paine in the Neck

A sex positive site http://www.positive.org tells kids to “just say yes” because there are too many “stuffy” people telling them what not to do.


10 posted on 02/09/2010 1:15:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: pray4liberty
I remember "don't talk to strangers." Shows how old I am.

That's because you "are" a homophobe.

The Safe Schools Czar advocates just the opposite.

Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings Favorite Book for Teens Too Lewd for Seattle Times (Parents and Teachers for Responsible Schools | February 7, 2010 | Linda Jordan)

11 posted on 02/09/2010 1:17:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Sopater

I suppose the Na’avi would make decent spokesmen for abstinence since I’m assuming the males all have a case of the blue balls.


12 posted on 02/09/2010 1:19:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sopater

IN addition, there should not be Federal money used for grants for any nonsense. If there is a market out there for games like this, the private sector will fill it.


13 posted on 02/09/2010 1:20:34 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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14 posted on 02/09/2010 1:21:17 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sopater

More government interference. Wonderful.


15 posted on 02/09/2010 1:23:37 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sopater

Misleading headline, IMO.

It says, “U.S.” but the story says “Eunice Kennedy Shriver”.

Do you know if any taxpayer money was part of the deal?


16 posted on 02/09/2010 1:26:41 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: airborne

No, it’s part of the National Institute of Health, it’s all federal money.


17 posted on 02/09/2010 1:31:33 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sopater

First they turn Charlie Brown gay;now this!

You’re a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals

http://federalreview.com/wp/?p=206

What next?Turn Batgirl/Batwoman lesbian?

The modern Batwoman is written as being of Jewish descent and as a lesbian in an effort by DC editorial staff to diversify its publications and better connect to modern day readership.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batwoman


18 posted on 02/09/2010 1:32:49 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: wagglebee
No, it’s part of the National Institute of Health, it’s all federal money.

Sorry to sound ignorant, but I honestly believe that, in this instance, I am. 8^)

Isn't "federal money", round and about, from taxpayers?

19 posted on 02/09/2010 1:37:39 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: wagglebee
Additionally, Peggy McCardle, chief of the NICHD’s Child Development and Behavior Branch told CNSNews.com the game is being designed for "preadolescents," and specifically responded to a question about why children as young as 9-14—rather than older children--were being used in the study.

“According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey: 7.1 percent of high school students say they have had sexual intercourse before the age of 13,” said McCardle. “That figure is higher for certain groups, with 26.2 percent of black males and 11.9 percent of Hispanic male students reporting having had intercourse before age 13. Similarly, rates for other risky behaviors are also high, with 23.8 percent of high school students saying they had drunk alcohol and 8.3 percent saying they had tried marijuana before age 13. The rationale for the current project is to teach younger children the negotiation and refusal skills that they will need to resist pressures for risky behaviors, before those behaviors become established, or before they even begin.”

The goal is to lower the age of consent. Kids CANNOT provide legal consent to such matters precisely BECAUSE they do not have the negotiation and refusal skills to confront predators and wolves.

20 posted on 02/09/2010 1:44:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Sopater

Uh...so what if the kid engages in the unsafe behavior?


21 posted on 02/09/2010 1:45:08 PM PST by BJClinton (0bama is not the anti-christ. Satan wouldn't be such a screw up.)
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To: airborne

Yeah, it’s taxpayer money. I was merely pointing out that the part about Eunice Kennedy Shriver was just that one part of the NIH was named for her.

Keep in mind that although she was a Democrat, Eunice Shriver was one of the “good” Kennedys. She started the Special Olympics and personally helped the disabled for decades, this was in response to the plight of her sister Rosemary Kennedy (who her father had lobotomized as a teenager). Eunice Shriver along with her husband (Sargent) also completely rejected the pro-abortion position of the Democrats.


22 posted on 02/09/2010 1:46:19 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: a fool in paradise
They need sex ed in prisons, and to the wives and girlfriends of inmates...test them before releasing them and make the info available to the wives and girlfriends.

Inmates come out of prison with stds and hiv even if they didn't have it going in.....then pass it on to their next partner on the outside, snow ball effect.

23 posted on 02/09/2010 1:54:55 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: Sopater
He let out the amazing truth. For a very long period before the time of Our Ford, and even for some generations afterwards, erotic play between children had been regarded as abnormal (there was a roar of laughter); and not only abnormal, actually immoral (no!): and had therefore been rigorously suppressed.

A look of astonished incredulity appeared on the faces of his listeners. Poor little kids not allowed to amuse themselves? They could not believe it.

"Even adolescents," the D.H.C. was saying, "even adolescents like yourselves …"

"Not possible!"

"Barring a little surreptitious auto-erotism and homosexuality–absolutely nothing."

"Nothing?"

"In most cases, till they were over twenty years old."

"Twenty years old?" echoed the students in a chorus of loud disbelief.

"Twenty," the Director repeated. "I told you that you'd find it incredible."

"But what happened?" they asked. "What were the results?"

"The results were terrible." A deep resonant voice broke startlingly into the dialogue.

They looked around. On the fringe of the little group stood a stranger–a man of middle height, black-haired, with a hooked nose, full red lips, eyes very piercing and dark. "Terrible," he repeated.

The D.H.C. had at that moment sat down on one of the steel and rubber benches conveniently scattered through the gardens; but at the sight of the stranger, he sprang to his feet and darted forward, his hand outstretched, smiling with all his teeth, effusive.

"Controller! What an unexpected pleasure! Boys, what are you thinking of? This is the Controller; this is his fordship, Mustapha Mond."

- "Brave New World," Aldous Huxley

24 posted on 02/09/2010 1:57:24 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Sopater

She could have kept the money in the family and hired Patches, RFK jr., and William Smith. ...and for no additional cost, throw in driving lessons. (-;


25 posted on 02/09/2010 2:00:12 PM PST by tommyboy (We'll do it live)
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To: colorado tanker

It’s worth noting, I think, that in Huxley’s world the nuclear family, and indeed the prospect of sexual reproduction in the first place, was considered obscene. It takes a village...


26 posted on 02/09/2010 2:32:43 PM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: sthguard
Yes, in The Brave New World sexual promiscuity among children as well as adults accompanied the decline and fall of the nuclear family and raising children within it. All that was taken over by the state. The people were left with sex play, drugs and porn theaters.
27 posted on 02/09/2010 2:50:32 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: wagglebee

I think that a complete government shutdown is the only answer.

(Aside from the military. Even the post office is nuts.)


28 posted on 02/09/2010 2:51:29 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: GailA

Anyone whether in prison or not, knows that sex can give a person all kinds of STDs. It doesn’t take a college degree, a high school diploma or a long course of study to know that.

What good would any more sex-ed do? Just beat the crap out of any prisoners sodomizing another prisoner. There is a lot of rape in prison and it should be stopped. Just lock up the sodomizers in solitary.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 2:56:43 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health, is giving Dr. Lynn Fiellin, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, $3.9 million over five years to develop a video game to teach “sex, drug and alcohol negotiation and refusal skills" to children 9-14 years of age.

The game will feature “virtual characters or avatars” that are guided by the children playing the game to make decisions about whether to engage in behaviors that put them at risk of being infected with HIV.

The game’s effectiveness in training children to avoid HIV-transmitting behaviors will be tested by having children as young as 9 play the game two days a week for a month—either after school or on weekends—at a New Haven, Conn., community center...

You've GOT to be kidding me.

30 posted on 02/09/2010 2:59:15 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: wagglebee
Keep in mind that although she was a Democrat, Eunice Shriver was one of the “good” Kennedys.

I am aware of the things she did, and I recognize that she is a "good" Kennedy. My parents were Kennedy Democrats.

I think RFK would be repulsed to see what the party has become.

That being said, thanks for the information on where the money came from. As usual, the elite give money that doesn't come from them, and for projects that the majority would never give to, if given the choice.

31 posted on 02/09/2010 3:20:45 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: airborne
I think RFK would be repulsed to see what the party has become.

So would JFK.

32 posted on 02/09/2010 3:52:37 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Can you imagine Attorney General RFK moving the KSM trial to NYC??

Never in a million years!


33 posted on 02/09/2010 5:20:42 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: airborne

RFK was arguably the first American victim of Islamofascism.


34 posted on 02/09/2010 5:33:47 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Sopater

bump


35 posted on 02/09/2010 7:40:24 PM PST by VOA
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