Skip to comments.U.S. Gives Yale Researcher $3.9-Million in Tax Dollars to Develop ĎAvatarí Sex-Ed Video Game
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 games 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 montheither after school or on weekendsat a New Haven, Conn., community center.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
We had a program like that once. It worked. “Just Say No”.
Let’s hope the Lefties don’t really think little girl’s braids can be “plugged in”.
This regime has to go.
I remember "don't talk to strangers." Shows how old I am.
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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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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More government interference. Wonderful.
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?
No, it’s part of the National Institute of Health, it’s all federal money.
First they turn Charlie Brown gay;now this!
Youre a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals
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.
Sorry to sound ignorant, but I honestly believe that, in this instance, I am. 8^)
Isn't "federal money", round and about, from taxpayers?
Additionally, Peggy McCardle, chief of the NICHDs 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 9-14rather 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.
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