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    Sex Education

    ItsZippy Aug 28, 2011

    1. ItsZippy

      ItsZippy New Chatter

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      Should children be taught sex education in schools? If so, at what age should it be taught, and what should it cover? And why?
       
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      I do believe children should be taught sex education in schools, I remember I was 10 when I was taught sex education at school which I feel was early enough as nobody had started going through a change at that age and it was a while before you would be attracted to someone of the opposite sex in a sexual way.

      I feel children should be taught everything from the changes that will happen to their bodies as they start to grow, the feelings they may get towards someone of the same/other sex, sexually transmitted diseases and I even feel that contraception should be brought into it when being taught sex education aswell as the consequences of having sex with or without contraception.
       
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      I agree it should be taught at schools from about the age of 10-11.
      There was no such teaching when I was at school.
       
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      At school and agree with 10-11.

      Parents should teach it, but lets be honest, do most of them do it?
       
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      Yes at school when the child is 10 or 11
      But parents shoud also teach it and as Castle said be honest with what you say

      If you child starts asking question the tell the truth in a way they will understand

      Like if they as where a baby comes from tell them it is your belly you don`t have to tell them any more unless they ask
       
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      I think children should be taught about sex education when they are about 11-12 years old in school. IMO, this is the best time for them to learn.
       
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      Yes. I feel it should be taught but students should not be forced to answer questions if they don't want, unlike some schools (mine) do. But apparently we need to learn to say these words. :nuts:
       
    8. Shortie861

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      Wow! Really? That is crazy, I think I remember being told that at school though when I did sex education. Most of the time youngsters do say it, just not in front of teachers.
       
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      I think sex edication should be taught at schoot, age 10 should be a good age. The
      focus of the classes should be age appropriate and a combination of biology, human interactions in a sensible way and the possible outcomes in specific situations. But as well, parents should not leave their children to learn things on their own. Knowledge could help youngsters to avoid pitfalls as they grow up.
       
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      +1. Most of the VD nowadays are curable but still.. Why should they catch them?
       
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      I don't think it should start at the age of 11. Because it might be extremely awkward for kids barely in their teens to get sex education. Actually, I got no sex ed at all. And never had "the talk" with my parents. Why? Because in the Asian cultures, it's deemed as something that's needed to be done behind close doors. So yeah, sex is still a viewed as a very shameful thing. XD
       
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      I learned everything sexually from the internet, my parents have told me nothing!
       
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      lol keith, it'd be indeed very awkward for children to chat about sex with their parents, I mean, I wouldn't do it. XD
       
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      I got sex education in 5th grade, then didn't have health class during 6th and 7th grade. Now in 8th grade I'm learning alot of sex education.
       
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      lol. XD Awkward, isn't it? And how can you stand watching the sex tapes and stuff?
       
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      I think it should be taught briefly by parents at a younger age (because honestly, the kids who have more - er- active older siblings and parents or are just sneaky are going to find out younger and kill the others ignorance of it), then in 6-7th grade it should be taught more scientifically and how to protect yourself from the bad things that can come out of it. Since regardless of what parents and adults say, kids are going to do it, it should be taught more with "How to protect yourself from the diseases and lifelong troubles that come with sex" as opposed to "How to say no to sex and you should never ever have sex unless you're married and over 18 blah blah blah". A bit of "How to say no" should be taught as well, but in my classes when I got it no one took it seriously because they taught it in such a silly way.
       
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      you should if you don't want them coming home telling you they are or they got someone pregnant.
       
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      lol, I'd ask daddy to do it in my place. XD Let him do this job. XD
       
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      Right now were learning about birth control.
       
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      I agree it should be taught from 10-11 that way so I don't have to teach my son about sex ed. :) I never had sex ed while I was growing up and it was so weird when my dad tried talking to me about it. I rather have a complete stranger teach my son about it.