About 25% of respondents say the internet is a better source of information than their sex ed classes.
These studies may not be that contradictory, however. Both highlight the strong trust youth have in their school-based sex ed programs, and both do ultimately point to skepticism about the helpfulness and trustworthiness of the sexual health information found online. And the commonalities don’t end there — both report on relatively small sample sizes (though one is from the US and one from Canada).
As more evidence appears the picture may become less foggy.