#parents #teens Controversial school resources teach 5yr olds about oral&anal sex, as well as prostitution,masturbation,&“straight&gay”
The over-sexualization of children continues in countries like the UK;while the US is also considering similar sex education for students as young as kindergarten, five year olds. Sex education is not something kids need to be taught at such a young age, other than there are boys and girls, men and women and we all look differently and have many of the same body parts and some parts are not the same. Then have kids identify some of the obvious differences they can see with their clothes on of course. Then emphasize there are private parts we don't share with others, so they know not to let strangers touch them or anyone else. Yet many parents may not even want this much taught in school, but left for them to teach their kids and talk about stranger danger and privacy at home.
There is no reason to teach kids in elementary school actual body functions such as orgasm, masturbation, oral and anal sex, etc. This is not necessary to teach teenagers as far as I'm concerned. Reality is we all learn about these things over time as we come into adulthood, what they do need to know is that when a married man and a woman come together and share love they can create a baby. Sex education should include the basics of the 'birds and the bees'. Our children do not need to know sexually explicit terms and activities in order to teach them proper respect for their bodies and safety from danger or pregnancy. This material is beyond rational in primary,elementary or even high school sex education. This material should be left to the parents to share in the way they feel is appropriate and/or left to children to learn as they come into adulthood, like most of us did.
The emphasis, however should be on keeping safe, having self-respect, avoiding risks and being responsible for our actions. Thus, abstinence education makes the most sense, because it is the only realistic way to teach the risks and consequences having sex can entail.
Ironically, many 'prochoice' advocates want more sex education in schools, including handing out condoms to kids without asking questions or informing parents. This is enabling risky behavior because no contraceptive is 100% safe and effective against pregnancy nor STD's. Nor is their a guarantee they will use the condoms properly, if at all when the time comes. Therefore, teaching our kids to love, respect themselves and stay safe and responsible is the most sensible way to avoid risks.
A report issued in the UK earlier this week, called “Too Much, Too Young,” unmasks the extremely explicit nature of sex education material that public groups are pushing on school children as young as five-year-olds. [my emphasis]Among other things, the controversial resources teach youngsters about oral and anal sex, as well as prostitution, masturbation, and “straight and gay,” and include explicit depictions and descriptions of sexual intercourse, as well as real footage of full-frontal adult nudity.
(Read the full report here. Warning: Contains explicit material not suitable for children.)
The issue of sex education has been a topic of much controversy in Britain with the recent debate of a compulsory sex education bill in the House of Commons. While the coalition government has said sex education would not be mandatory in primary schools, the coalition is meanwhile reviewing the education guidelines and material. Even without a change in law, family groups are concerned over what guidelines the coalition may put in place.
The Christian Institute, an advocacy group, published the extensive report on Wednesday, along with the 16 public councils that are advocating the programs. “If sex education is forced on primary schools by a change in the law, we expect the use of these resources to become more widespread,” said the report.
Among the explicit resources highlighted in the report, is the book “How did I begin?” by Mick Manning and Brita Granström, which includes illustrations of a couple in an intimate embrace in bed, with an explicit description of intercourse and sperm release. It also provides definitions of the words “erection,” “orgasm,” “masturbation,” and “prostitute.”
Another book, “Where did I come from?” by Peter Mayle, has full-frontal illustrations of a couple and informs youngsters that sex feels like “tickling” and is similar to “skipping” because “you can’t do it all day long.”
“Most parents would be deeply upset if these materials were used with their primary-aged child,” said Mike Judge, Head of Communications at The Christian Institute in the report press release.
Nick Seaton of the Campaign for Real Education, commented, “Some of this stuff could destroy someone’s childhood if it upset them too much.”
Sex education material aimed at children ages 7-11 becomes even more explicit. A video produced by BBC Active shows full-frontal adult nudity, and gives detailed illustrations and explanations of intercourse.
“Let’s Talk About Sex” by Robie H. Harris, tackles the topic of “straight and gay” for students aged 7 and older. Children may be curious about children of the same sex, the chapter explains. “They may look at and even touch each other’s bodies. This is a normal kind of exploring.”
“If public bodies believe these resources are suitable for young children, there is clearly a problem with their judgement and more control needs to be given to parents,” said Mike Judge of The Christian Institute.
“Parents must have the right to be fully consulted about materials. They must be able to review them, and veto any that are unsuitable. Those rights must not simply exist on paper. Parental consultation must be meaningful and enforced.”
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