How to talk to your kids about sex and what they should know

From Nine To Noon, 11:23 am on 11 June 2015

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Sex education is getting its first overhaul in over a decade with schools getting new guidelines on what to teach on the facts of life.

The Ministry of Education is putting a new focus on issues like consent, coercion and sexual diversity. And there's also a recognition of the role pornography and social media are playing in how young people form their views about sex.

So what should parents be talking to their children about when it comes to sex - and how do you start those conversations? Family Planning's Director of Health Promotion Frances Bird talks to Kathryn Ryan.