Facebook Page: A Platform for Sex Education

Authors

  • Ryza Mae Bulingit Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • John Paul Mirabete Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Kenjie Josef Cayabyab Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Mark Frogoso Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Mary Jhelwina Joy Samong Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Nathanael Francis Aaron Sta Maria Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Reymundo Javier Bestlink College of the Philippines

Keywords:

Sex Education, Social Media, Awareness

Abstract

Social media is widely used nowadays. A lot of Filipino people depend on Facebook to gather information as it is the most accessible social media that we know nowadays. Learning sex education through Facebook pages is advantageous for teenagers who use social media daily. There are social issues faced worldwide, including teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and stigma about sexual orientation. The researchers conducted the study entitled Facebook Page: A Platform for Sex Education that aims to know how Facebook pages can be a platform for awareness, especially sex education awareness. A descriptive research design was used as a research design for this study. The researchers utilized the simple random sampling technique to assess respondents' perception of using a Facebook page as an alternative to standard sex education programs. Using the study instrument, a survey questionnaire, the researchers surveyed one hundred thirty-three Grade 12 Senior High School Students of Bestlink College of the Philippines, Bulacan Campus, to determine whether they are familiar with sex education. The first table got the composite mean of 3.17 based on the gathered data. This means that senior high school students believed in the importance of having sex education awareness. The second table obtained a composite mean of 3.13. This means that the respondents know and have gathered information on sex education. The third table got a composite mean of 1.98. It means that senior high school students do not usually browse Facebook Pages to get reliable information on sex education. The Grade 12 Senior High students of Bestlink College of the Philippines - Bulacan Inc. recognized the significance of acquiring enough knowledge on sex education, particularly in schools. They also acknowledge Facebook Pages as an alternative social media source for sex education awareness. They are informed about sex education and the consequences of being unaware of it. However, most of the respondents hardly browse Facebook because they cannot acquire reliable information related to sex education.

Published

2023-10-23