Information for adults
This website is administered by Stockholm County Aids Prevention Programme, Lafa. Lafa is a methods and knowledge base for people working with sexual education and personal relationships in the County of Stockholm, for example in schools and after-school activities. In order to offer up-to-date knowledge and effective methodology, Lafa itself carries out research and continuous development work in the area of sexuality and personal relationships.
Lafa offers personnel in schools and after-school activities a number of educational programmes with courses and seminars, and we provide supporting material for two methodologies - Röda Tråden (The Mane Thread), which is a handbook intended for those working with young people in the 13 to 19 age group, and Fråga Chans (Do You Fancy Me), which is aimed at people working with children and adolescents of between 10 and 13 years of age. This material has been reviewed and is used by school staff in most of the schools in the County of Stockholm.
Children between the ages of 10 and 13 have many questions about their bodies, relationships and sexuality. They are in a transitional period, leaving childhood behind and entering puberty. For children and adolescents to be given the opportunity to gain knowledge and discuss their emotions and thoughts, so that later in life they are able to take responsibility for their own sexuality and protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, materials and methods that are suitable for this target group are required.
The aim of the frågachans.nu website is to spread information about sexuality and relationships that is accurate, amusing and easily understood by children and adolescents. In addition to purely factual information about the body, the website provides the opportunity for reflection and identification and has an interactive component.
Many children and adolescents in the 10 to 13 age group have access to the internet, but there is currently in Sweden no other website that offers facts and answers to questions about sexuality and relationships presented in a straightforward way and tailored to this age group. As the website is aimed at 10 to 13 year olds, the ethical aspects are of paramount importance and the intension of Lafa is to offer a reliable alternative.
In addition to this website, Lafa offers one more: www.lafa.nu, aimed at adults working with sexuality and health, for example teachers and after-school group leaders.
All of the information provided by frågachans.nu has been factually reviewed by a team comprising social workers, midwifes and medical doctors. We also collaborate with personnel from RFSL, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights.