UNICEF and LINE WEBTOON, a popular online cartoon platform, are broadcasting three special episodes of the popular cartoon “Teenage Mom”. The programmes aim to provide adolescents with critical information about sexuality and sexual rights, with a focus on preventing unwanted pregnancy.
“Teenage Mom” portrays the lives of adolescent characters as they encounter new emotions and sexual experiences.
The special episodes, launched on August 20, aim to educate adolescents on how to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. They also provide information on how and where youngsters can access professional advice and youth-friendly services.
“While adolescents enjoy reading online cartoons like ‘Teenage Mom’, we need to give them access to the information they need to make informed decisions and enable them to lead safe and healthy sexual lives,” said Valerie Taton, Deputy Representative for UNICEF Thailand.
“We are thrilled to be working with LINE WEBTOON and with the author of this series to bring this critical information to adolescents in a way that captures their attention.”
Hana Cha, General Manager of Southeast Asia LINE WEBTOON, said: “We are delighted to be part of this great opportunity to help distribute education on sexuality to teenagers through the ‘Roo Sak Nid Korn Kid Ja Rak’ series from LINE WEBTOON. It is a story that uses the main characters from ‘Teenage Mom”, an online cartoon that is the most viewed by LINE WEBTOON users. We are sure that the ‘Roo Sak Nid Korn Kid Ja Rak’ series will provide very useful information for viewers.” Read more via Nation