How does Get Real involve families?

The Get Real program recognizes parents as the primary sexuality educators of their children, and encourages students to talk with a parent or other caring adult about the material covered in class.

Every lesson includes take-home Family Activities that encourage this dialogue between students and their parents and other caring adults. Parents are supported through:

  • Online activities, resources, FAQs and conversation starters on the Get Real for Parents mobile website
  • Informational letters that explain material covered in class and the corresponding Family Activity
  • Strategies and tips for talking with their children about topics covered in class
  • Additional education resources
The family activities may be completed by students and their parents through the Get Real for Parents mobile website using a computer, phone, or tablet. Educators implementing the program receive an access code that they can share with students' families.