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Why sex education should be taught in grade schools.

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Started: 12/30/2007 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Jada1004

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Sex education should be taught in grade schools to students. Puberty begins at the age of twelve for females and thirteen for males. Puberty is a time of confusion, questioning, and self-examination, along with emotional and physical change. Alot of children and teens are uncomfortable talking to their parents about sexual behaviors and questions and are left feeling helpless.

Sex education in grade schools allows a child to be able to freely express themselves emotionally, ask questions, gain answers, and be comfortable aroung peers who are experiencing the same difficult change. The only thing different about sex education is that it is NOT a "how-to" class; it will NOT teach students how to have, perform, and enjoy sex, nor will it teach a child how to properly use contraceptives. The class (program) is used to teach children about the difference in which their bodies is going through as well as teach them the bodily form, such as organs and etc.

It is better to have a child be taught about sex and the body by a mature and responsible teacher, rather than from the media.
actorgurl

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First of all I would like to point out that I know for a fact, because my brother and I went through it, that a form of "sex ed" is taught in elementary schools. I'm not sure about where you live, but as for where we live, the school started out with the children in 4th grade talking about puberty and what changes the kids will see in their bodies. They start in the 5th grade actually separating the kids by gender and showing them videos about what their body and the body of the opposite gender will be going through. They use cartoon models and real actors talking about what the changes in their body is, and then at the end, they hand out bags with little booklets about what the developing stages are for what age group. They do not teach the kids HOW to have sex or hand out contraceptives. This class that they have is teaching basically exactly what you described in your opening argument. At the age of 12 or 13, they kids are starting Jr. High and starting in the 4th grade talking about this stuff is giving the kids more than enough to get prepared. So I do not know what else you would want to add to these classes they are already having, but everything you were talking about is already being done.
Debate Round No. 1
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actorgurl

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OK, well, seeing as my opponent did not answer and therefore had to forfeit the last round, I will stand on what I have already said and wait for a reply.
Debate Round No. 2
Jada1004

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actorgurl

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Seeing that my opponents account has been closed, I shall think that it is only right that this debate is a draw
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