I had several residents come to me and ask me to take the board down before their parents got there. They said their parents would feel uncomfortable, and it would embarrass them. If my residents are afraid to let their parents see a bulletin board that has information about birth control on it, I can only imagine that they are not having open conversations about their own relationships.
If you’re a parent, I encourage you to tell your teen that you will not be embarrassed by a bulletin board about sex or birth control. Not only that, but I encourage you to talk to your teens about sex and healthy relationships on your own. Open conversations on these topics will lead to a more open and honest relationship. You should strive to have a relationship where your child does not feel the need to morph into another version of themselves when you come to visit them in college.
by Ella Brittingham, Graphic Design Intern, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy