Not enough parents are teaching their children, and the rise of unplanned pregnancy is ridiculous. I had sex ed in school and it was needed and I am thankful that I had that class in school. The children of today need to be educated. STD prevention is important, along with being provided with the essential information regarding sex.
They could be aware of all the STDs and how to protect themselves in sexual intercourse. Also, they could learn the meaning of sex and the importance of protecting yourself. The statistics of STDs are high in our community, especially in the black and Latino communities, so yes I do think it is important to have it. And you should teach the kids about it in a early stage of their life.
It has been clearly demonstrated that kids who are taught abstinence only are more likely to get STDs and have abortions. In order to prepare young people for their own sexual development and urges and how to deal with the sexual advances of the people in their lives they must be educated in a matter of fact way and instructed how to protect and prepare themselves. Abstinence only education results in ignorant, not innocent kids and adults.
Yes children should be educated on sex from the moment they start asking questions. That is the first sign that they are having sex or thinking about it. They are going to have sex regardless of what we do and say, we might as well teach them ways to prevent STIs and teen pregnancy.
Children should receive sex ed in school because where else are they going to learn it? Most parents are going to be too embarrassed to talk about it. The ones that aren't are most likely either going to frame it as a moral question ("Don't do it,") or be so ill-informed that they wouldn't be teaching the kids. Teaching facts without bias is what schools are for.
It takes a village to raise a child. That's the saying my teacher told me when I was coming up as a teen. I am 32 and a mom of 2 girls. I used to tell them the stork dropped the child off and now that she is just had a sex education course at 12 and I honestly think that is a little to late to introduce peer pressure. Children are having kids at the age of 10. If you don't want the school to educate your children and at least make them aware then you teach them. It shouldn't be a matter of a short convo telling your child, don't go out here and get pregnant . What the hell is that you have to guide them remember they look up to us for protection and guidance.
Many parents don't have the time of day to sit down and talk to their children about sex, let alone show pictures of what could happen. Schools do not show porn, they have educational videos showing the possibilities of what could happen if you do not use protection. Regardless if sex education is given or not given in school, society will take its course.
Children need to be informed and parents now-a-days arent getting the job done. Its sad to say, but I fully believe high school kids are sexually active and are not completely informed about sex. Just because they dont know all about it doesnt mean they arent going to experiment with sex. They should be taught.
Too many children these days are getting diseases, and such. These children know nothing about sex. They think it is okay to have sex, and be safe. They think they are safe, but in reality they are not. Children need to know the advantages of birth control, and condoms.
it should be allowed because it can prevent teenage pregnancy and stress so when we learn to not have sex while you are a teen. because you can end up pregnant and you don't want that so sex education is teaching us what not to do and what to do in that point!!!
Over 60 % of kids admit to having sex before their senior year in high school. At least with sex ed they'd be doing it safely rather then with a abstinence only program not teaching them any of the risks that could happen. And honestly kids are going to be having sex, best we prepare them so they do it safely.
Just being told by an adult not to have sex is going to make kids want to do it so much more. Kids should be able to receive the knowledge of sex and the dangers of STDs and where to get birth control if they need it. Kids need to know what could happen if they decide to have sex, especially if their parents do not give them the sex talk. It is more important to know what could happen, because they are going to do what they want anyways so we should help them in ways to keep them safe.
If there is no sex education and with the explosion of violence and sex on the media and now the internet, teenagers will eventually follow without thinking twice.We were all teenagers and we know how it feels when hormones take over us but it was education that saved us and through education we learnt about STD.But now with the economy crisis the rate of poverty will increase and with it are violence & unwanted pregnancies as well as AIDS and Syphillis. So in order to combat STD and teenage pregnancies we must give sex education in schools so that both genders will learn to respect each other and we must also make sure that children are educated so that they can have a better future without getting infected with AIDS and syphillis as well as having to drop out of high school as a result of teenage pregnancy
Children should be educated about sex. Not only will it inform them of a natural human behavior, but it is the most affective method for preventing STD's and unwanted pregnancies. Additionally when children know exactly what sex is, they can also know what molestation is, and are more likely to protect themselves or get help. Keeping kids in the dark, or just telling them not to have sex has not worked. The best we can do is provide them with accurate information so when they approach sex they can make an informed decision.
If sex education did not exist, I believe there would be many children pregnant from experimenting and there would be a LOT of STIs around! However, I don't think that anybody in primary school should be taught sex education. Especially not children who are meerly five years old as recently been discovered! The innocence of children should remain!
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I think that thirteen and above is the appropriate age to teach sex education. It is just the right time to not take away childhood innocence and just in time to prevent an incline in the number of STIs. I think that only the topics that are relevant should be taught, for example, the process, the science and the bad outcomes and how they can be prevented. I do believe it should be made absolutely clear that teenage pregnancy is a terrible idea.
Students should learn this in schools because it is beneficial in their lives so that some of them would make the right decision and how to protect themselves in the right manner.As well as they would know that it is part of their life and the changes occurring in their bodies.
Sex education is important in schools because many parents are to nervous to teach their kids anything about sex. Many parents selfishly think that because they are uncomfortable talking about sex that their children will not have questions, or will not need to know about sex. The truth is that we are all sexual beings, and having information can help us make the choices that are right for us.
Leaving sex talks up to the home only assumes that a kid is getting some sort of education on sex. Parents can express and educate their views and response to sex where and are, but they need to remember that their children are not them at that age. It is only when we put the responsibility of it on the schools and sex education programs to provide comprehensive sex education, including abstinence as a path that can be chosen, will we know that our youth are definitely receiving accurate and helpful information for them to make healthy decisions in their lives. Information that was presented on an informative manner and not in a way that uses language and knowledge as an outlet for brainwashing and basically recruiting.
Nowadays in our generation more kids are getting sexually active at a younger age . And we can't act like they don't know about it because they do, & might as well teach them about transmitted diseases and getting pregnant... So I think they should have sex education in schools.
Sex is a big part of life and parents are too afraid to talk about it. Without giving children at least some information on sex, what if they hear it from another kid and the information is wrong? Without the right information, kids can end up pregnant or with disease. Sex education needs to be taught.
I think that schools should be given a sexual education class in schools b/c some of us actually want to learn about sex and all the consequences that come with it. We need to know all the diseases that come with having sex and not using protection! Its easy to get a disease!
No matter what, teens will eventually have sex so it's important to know what type of STD's you can get, if they can be cured, if they're fatal, and how to practice safe sex to prevent pregnant teens. Not all parents know the importance of sexual education and what you can learn from it.
Some are saying that Abstinence should be taught but, that won't work because of the media. The media talks about sex and the student will know that. Teens like to rebel so they'll go and have sex since that's what they're told not to do(not smart but, it happens). Then they won't know the consequences of it. And might get pregnant or an STD.
It should be taught so the students know the consequences and won't be stupid about it. Just because they are teaching it doesn't mean they are telling the students to go and sleep with everyone. Plus, sex is a natural and human thing to do. Students are taught about the human body which is natural, well, sex is natural so, why not.
There are many students, young teens, that are unaware of the dangers and consequences of sexual activity. The carelessness of just "doing it", to do it or because that is what everyone else is doing, has caused a trend... teen pregnancies. There are many high school mothers that have either dropped out or continued to fulfill their life long dream; but some of these outcomes were unexpected. No mother/parent is ever ready for a new birth. It is a huge obligation and commitment for a new life. A responsibility that many "young" mothers are not ready to take care of. I encourage Sex Education in schools... to explain and show the outcomes of teen pregnancy and STD's that are spreading much faster throughout our nation, because parents have not taken a few moments to explain and elaborate into specific detail on this trending topic. Not to specifically blame the parents, although teens have not taken fault for their actions, but need to be aware. for future references.
Because teenagers are teenagers. That means they think about sex A LOT and many parents don't want to talk about it with them. Therefore, sometimes it's down to school to teach them the consequences of unprotected sex. It's very surprising to me that they want to take it out of the school system.
As a teenager, I believe that sex education should be taught in schools, because believe it or not, we're going to have sex no matter what you say. Not only is sex education a good way to teach safe sex, but it also defines what sex is. Many teenagers do not believe that oral sex is actual sex; trust me, I hear plenty about this from peers. I also had a friend who was raised on abstinence who thought that if she used a tampon, it would take away her virginity. Sex is a large part of life, and we need to learn about it! No, we can't just go to our parents, because I know from personal experience that we do not want to talk to our parents about sex. We need to be forced to take an actual class about it and learn it that way. To those who think that by teaching abstinence that teenage pregnancy rates will go down, that's not true. I live in a state that strongly enforces abstinence and we have some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country. Teens want to break the rules, it's just how we are; so if you say to us "You can't have sex!", guess what? We're going to have sex just to spite you. This is why we need an education on sex. We need to be prepared.
As a teenager I think sex education should be taught in high school. By teaching abstinence only, children will not be provided with the information they need to protect themselves. Not everyone believes in abstinence, so for the people who do not they deserve to be educated to make good decisions. As well as the children who's parents do not talk to them about sex.
Every child ought to receive sex education in schools at an appropriate age. In addition to the basic anatomical and biological information, students also need to know how to prevent unwanted pregnancy and avoid sexually transmitted diseases. They should also be taught the responsibility that one is taking on when one decides to become sexually active.
People keep saying abstinence needs to be taught, but that is what is being taught. Truth be told its not working, kids are wanting sex that is just the reality of it. In order to make sure that kids are doing the safe thing when they do choose to involve themselves in sexually activity they have to learn what is safe and what is not safe. Where else are they going to learn that but by taking a sexual education class.
It seems that kids spend more time at school than at home, so it should also be the school's responsibility to help promote abstinence and safe sex. If kids are taught about the dangers and consequences of pre-marital sex and are explained the benefits of waiting until marriage, then it could really make a change.
I think kids should have sex education in school because it's important that young people learn about sex and all the consequences of having it. They need to be given facts about venereal diseases and pregnancy and prevention in a straightforward way which might be difficult for some parents to convey to their children. Kids need to be aware that they are not immune to some serious, life altering changes if they go out and have sex and don't use protection. They should also be made aware that abstinence is also an option.
These curricula have been used successfully in Western Europe, where teen pregnancy rates are consistently low. An appropriate and effective curriculum teaches age-appropriate information (for instance, teaching first graders the names of all their body parts and explaining appropriate and inappropriate touching) and exposes students to different decision-making models. It's a public health responsibility to ensure that the public has medically appropriate information. Families with specific moral views need not feel threatened by children learning scientific/medical information, as families can teach how their particular morals fit in with the medical aspects of sexuality.
Kids in my school choose not to have sex because it's a risk of any types of diseases and pregnancy. Schools should allow the teachings of sex ed. due to keeping the kids aware of what could happen with un-protected sex and protected sex. Kids now are aware of the risks so they do not have it until they feel ready.
I think children should learn about sex ed in school. Even though parents can teach their children enough, they still don't know everything. Media is going to teach children about sex if it is not taught in school. With learning it in school, they will at least know risks and prevention. No one can block what kids learn now-a-days so it's best to teach them in schools at a younger age.
Without sex education, adolescents are ignorant to the consequences that come with sexual experiences. It is extremely important for young girls and boys to understand how sex works and how it can be a safe and fun thing, at appropriate times. Some parents do not provide adequate information, leaving those vulnerable to get information (that could be incorrect) from peers and media.
Students should learn about sex education so they know all the pros and cons. Students should be aware of the sexually transmitted diseases and infections they can receive by having sex. I think students should learn about different options of birth control and protection so they can be safe and prevent unplanned pregnancy.
Parents need to stop thinking that their children are innocent. In today's day and age when social media is becoming commonplace, incorrect & biased information is out there. Adults need to remember that the times are changing & that sexuality is not a sin but a part of life. Remember you were young once too & how scared & misinformed you were as well.
teens find out about sex either way. There are children as young as 4 who go up to their parents and say "What is sex" and they WILL find out anyway. So its best to educate them, and give them the right supplies so that when they DO, do it, they will be protected and alarmed.
I firmly believe that sex education should be taught in schools. In most cases, and not just sexual circmstances, ignorance of a topic can lead to more rash decisions and curiosity. I believe that once a child begins to inquire abut sex, or "where babies come from," it may just be the time to start teaching them, whether they are being taught about not showing their "private parts" to another person besides a parent or a trusted caregiver, or they are being taught how to use a condom correctly.
Kids (7th and 9th graders) need to be informed by knowledgeable adults about the pros, cons, and facts about sex. Getting information solely from television and their friends is unsafe. But one thing that schools (and parents) also need to focus on besides just the basics of sex education is talking to kids about love. About functioning and healthy relationships. Not everyone gets to see that in the home. The emotional aspects about becoming sexually active need to be gone over as well.
As social media portrays sex more and more, children are more exposed to sex, and may become intrigued it at an earlier and earlier age. Children need to be educated about sex, so that they can be safe if they choose to have sex at an early age, and so they know the potential consequences of having sex at a young age.
yes, because sometimes we as parents have a hard time bringing up the issue. Of course we would like abstinence to be taught also, but we have to face the fact that kids are going to have sex and they should be educated, not just told not to do it.
Kids need to learn this because it's almost time for them I mean it sounds wrong but that's how you make the babies and get pregnant sex ed should be a class thing. But sex ed should be taught around 5th to 12th grade. Kids need sex and sex should be lowered to either 11 or higher.
Children should be given sex education in schools because they are already receiving the information through the media and from other children. I believe that sex education should be taught in schools because it is needed to provide the correct information and accurate facts that might already be available to children through television, the internet and from other students. Children today have access to countless avenues of information, some of which may not be correct and can lead to mistakes in later life. When sex education is taught in school at the proper time it can dispel many rumors and lies about sex and provide a realistic view of sex and reproduction. While many students will have sex regardless of the information and because of peer pressure, the education may make those students more safe and alert them to the consequences and dangers of sex.
All children should be taught to understand their bodies. Along with the basics of human biology and reproduction, they should be a taught a positive, compassionate, realistic attitude about sex and their bodies, not simply scare tactics with no actual education. Consent NEEDS to be taught (not simply no means no, but yes means yes!) and children and young adults need to be treated without shame or judgment. We need them to understand how to recognize sexual assault, combat victim blaming, and provide true support for victims. We need to teach kids to not only respect themselves, but to respect their partners.
The problem with not giving children sex education in schools is that it is impossible to know what their parents are or are not telling them. Without sex education, boys and girls going through puberty can easily have no idea of how the biology of sex works, and this can lead to unintended pregnancies and STDs.
Sex education should be taught in the schools provided is it biologically based. There are a lot of older people that are ignorant of the ways STD's are spread or how the body really works. If left to parents, often the information is psychologically twisted or incorrect, based on their lack of education and experience. The means of limiting pregnancy should also be taught and if the parents don't believe in it, they should be responsible for convincing their children their view is the right one.
That having sex has its consequences. You cant stop them from having it. Since you can't stop them you shouldnt take away their right to learn the consequences. Yes there should be limits to it. For example it shouldnt be taught in primary school but its not right to close them off from learning. Each child probably will have sex at some point in life. What do you expect to happen if they no ABSOLUTELY nothing about it. They wont know about STIs they can contract from it, they wont know the dangers of it. Its better if they are just taught about it because chances are most parents arent going to talk to their kids about it regardless
It needs to be taught in schools. Most parents are not teaching children at home, because they're too embarrassed or simply don't think their child will do it. Well parents need to wake up and realize that children are having sex way too early and without the right knowledge. We have 700,000 teen pregnancies between the ages of 17 and 19, that's not including the girls younger than that getting pregnant. Its sad. So yes sex education needs to be taught in schools.
If children have no knowledge on things of a sexual nature, I think there would be a lot more sexual abuse as well and children would be unable to recognize that. I do think that sometimes sex education is taught when children are too young, however there are young children getting pregnant and having sex so it's like a double edged sword because it's important that they know about contraception options and disease prevention.
Students should be given sex education around the time they hit puberty age and then again periodically as they get older. Kids need to know the truth about sex and the risks involved. They also need to know the best ways to minimize those risks. Not teaching children about these things is just begging them to develop unwanted pregnancies and spread diseases. They need to know how everything works from an early age.
Telling your child to just say no is not going to work 100% of the time. The teens who are going to have sex need to have the education. Abstinence is not an effective way to teach children about sex. Newsflash, not every parent is going to talk to their child about sex. AND they do not show "porn" in schools.
I believe children should be given sex education in school. The age is the real question. In my opinion it should be around 8th grade. I feel that when they are taught this type of material they would be more likely to be safe should they have a sexual encounter. Learning these things early will help stop the spread of any diseases that are sexually transmitted.
Sexual education is a very important step to take. These new generations are growing and becoming more open to the world. I believe sexual education SHOULD be taught in schools, but we shouldn't take advantage of this situation. These kids need to have a childhood instead of being pressured to be protected when having sex. I believe the right age to teach these children about sexual education is 14 and above.
People keep saying abstinence needs to be taught, but that is what is being taught. Truth be told its not working, kids are wanting sex that is just the reality of it. In order to make sure that kids are doing the safe thing when they do choose to involve themselves in sexual activity they have to learn what is safe and what is not safe. Where else are they going to learn that but by taking a sexual education class.
The more information a child has about sex, the better decisions he or she will make. Naivety in any area should be avoided. It is important that young people understand the risks associated with sex. Sex education is a subject to be learned, just like every other subject. The question should not be if sex education should be taught, but at what age.
My parents basically lied about sex by not saying anything to me except "don't have sex before you're married" and then they gave me books to read that were full of misinformation. You can't trust parents to teach kids facts about stuff they don't/won't acknowledge themselves. There should be resources outside of school for kids who are in a situation like I was in, so that they can learn the facts without their parents finding out and punishing them. I believe that failure to properly educate at least tweens/teens on this subject is NEGLECT on the part of the parents.
I find it hard to believe that telling a child the cons to having sex irresponsibly or unsafely would promote more sex. In fact there has been studies proving just the opposite. As one of those kids myself I know that knowing more about sex stopped the desire from even coming up. But three years later I still don't know the things that are important to having healthy safe sex. If there was a proper sex ed course in EVERY classroom these problems could be avoided. Sex Ed stops ignorance and prevents growth of another generation before this current one is ready for it.
Sex education should be taught especially when you have so many kids out there who cannot, will not talk with their parents or parents that don't talk with their children. Teaching in schools help inform students on STDs, teen preganancy, lifestyles, life expectancy of becoming a teen parent, and to help them understand the practice of abstinence and making the right choices. Parents should take responsibility for their kids and talk with them as well.
If parents aren't teaching their kids, and if kids are too shy to talk to their parents about it, then why not offer a class where they can sit in, freely.. maybe not even ask questions, and learn about the dangers of STD's, how to prevent pregnancies, and other things they to can to be cautious of their sex life. It would prevent a lot.
As a senior student in high school, I'm thankful that I was taught about sex, STD and pregnancy prevention and abstinence. My class was introduced to sexual education in sixth grade when we studied basic sexual anatomy, in seventh grade we were taught about STD's and by the end of eighth grade we learned the correct way to put on a condom (male and female) and were also introduced to multiple forms on contraception. This education has made me more aware of the sexual behavior I choose to involve myself in.
As a group of teenagers, we defiantly think that sex education should be taught in school and also taught in more detail. We learn that STD's are bad, wear a condom but that's about it. We are not taught how to take care of our genitalia and how to check for infections.
Even though teenagers are not having sex they need to take caution in what they might do one day. People think that Sex Education encourages sex but is does quite the opposite. Sex Education encourages abstinence. Sex Ed should be taught at all high schools. Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs help but don't specifically state anything about STD's or birth control.
Ignorance of any subject is usually one the chief reasons for the problems associated with that subject. Sex is no different. It is an important and inescapable part of life and children need to understand it. An age appropriate curriculum of sex education can be used to explain and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancy. While no particular system of morality needs to be endorsed, a complete sex education provides children the information necessary to make informed choices concerning their sexual activity. Sex education allows a child to say yes or no from a position of knowledge instead of a position of ignorance or fear.
Though many parents think otherwise, teen pregnancy is at an all-time low in terms of recent years, and can be attributed to the teaching of sexual education is schools across the nation. Your average parent is not qualified to teach a child about sexual education, as they aren't very educated. They will simply tell you to stay abstinent which is typically bad advice with little to no effect. Only though proper sexual education can our youth be aware of the risks that come with unprotected sex.
I'm currently in grade 12, and this is the first year I have received any kind of sexual education class. My school didn't offer it, although now it is becoming mandatory for all grades to have it starting next year. It is so important to have some sort of education because even in my grade, so many people are unaware of the risks! Its so important for everyone to be educated on sexual Education starting at puberty so that they fully understand everything from the body to what happens after sex. If people don't participate in Sex Ed, they become more vulnerable. I'm afraid that if preteens and teens don't participate in these classes, the world will be full of walking STDs.
People wonder why teenage pregnancy is rising, well one of the reasons is nobody is teaching sex education anymore. They say that seventh graders are to young well obviously they are not to young because truth be told teens have sex that early. We need to bring sex education back into school and get some of these young girls educated as well as the boys. Im a teen mother and I wish to God that they would have had sex education because I might not have got pregnant as soon as I did.
Kids today are going to have sex whether they come from very religious and/or strict families, so instead of avoiding the subject and teaching them that having sex at a young age is bad, is not going to work for those kids who end up having sex and catching an STI. They will be the ones who end up with all sorts of problems because they will be to scared to confront their parents about it and ask for help.
We can't just ignore the fact that kids are having sex and try to enforce abstinence because today's kids have a mind of their own.
We might as well help our children instead of scaring them!
Of course we need to provide sex education in schools. Teenagers will search for answers somewhere and if we leave it to the freely available porn on the internet then we are doing all of them a disservice.
But we should be teaching more than just anatomy and biology. We should be teaching safe sex and about boundaries and respect and that porn is a fake and unrealistic expectation of what adult sex is like.
Sex education is an important part of life. In school, children are supposed to be taught about life. Sex education should be required because, if they are not given it, the children may grow up to believe sex is a bad thing, no matter what. Also, if they are not taught, they may hear one thing from friends, even if it isn't true, which would cause terrible misunderstandings in the future. Sex education should be taught in school, because it prepares students for life, and avoids any misunderstandings students may have.
Giving a teenager access to condoms wont make them start having sex all of a sudden. Those who didn't have sex before wont even pay attention to it and will keep being abstinent but those who were already having sex will at least have the proper precautions and education to be safe. We cant deny at this point that teenagers are having sex and there isn't much we can do to stop them at this point. Sexual education is key to stopping the spread of STDs and teenage pregnancy in a society where abstinence is commendable but unrealistic.
Sex ed should definitely be a mandatory subject in schools because it's for our children's own safety! Why wait for some type of tragedy to happen, like unwanted pregnancies? Kids having kids! We as parents and teachers should be here to guide these kids, to support them and to give the facts they need to know.
There is a science behind sexual education and it is definitely a part of the study of the human anatomy and operations. Both sexes need to understand how the body works, the fact that their feelings are natural and that there are means to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. The last two mentioned cause more harm than could be caused by discussions the issues at hand.
Yes it should kids might not be getting any education from parents about it their probably getting it from friends who probably are teaching them the wrong things yes parents should be teaching their kids about it but in case their not at least they could get it from teachers so they can't say later when they are sick from diseases that they were never taught.
Yes! Children should be educated about sex. Not only will it inform them of a natural human behavior, but it is the most effective method for preventing STD's and unwanted pregnancies.
Ignorance of any subject is usually one the chief reasons for the problems associated with that subject. Sex is no different. It is an important and inescapable part of life and children need to understand it. An age appropriate curriculum of sex education can be used to explain and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease and unwanted pregnancy.
I believe children should be given sex education in schools because, if they are not given sex education, there is a large chance of an incident happening where education could have prevented a negative outcome.
I believe that sex education should be taught in schools because it is needed to provide the correct information and accurate facts that might already be available to children through television, the internet and from other students. Children today have access to countless avenues of information, some of which may not be correct and can lead to mistakes in later life. When sex education is taught in school at the proper time it can dispel many rumors and lies about sex and provide a realistic view of sex and reproduction.
There are many facts that teens under the age of 13 receive sex education before they enter high school. teen s so early in age should not learn until their high school year so they could learn it the right way.
While I was in school I don't remember learning about sex. My parents never brought it up at home, and now at 18 years old, I've had 7 sex partners and find myself lucky to not have gotten pregnant at 16. There are shows now that make being a teen mom alright. "Teen Mom" for an example, a girl should not be getting paid to be a reality tv star because she got pregnant. The next girl that comes around and is 16 and pregnant is going to think "No biggy, I'll just be a reality star". Sex education should be taught in schools, to prevent this from happening. Not just "Absence. Absence. Absence." because being a teen I know, that I want to do what I've been told not to do. Were built to be rebellious, its in our genes.
Sex education is one of the most important education for students and you should not disregard the possibility of young students who are not in a good situation enough to get sex education. Therefore schools are also responsible for offering whatever kind of education possible.
Sex education may lead to experimentation, but did we ever consider the media? Students already "know" about sex! The danger is that they do not know enough about its risks and how to safely go about it. Sex education classes will only help students make healthy sexual decisions. Parents can be involved by agreeing with the child on what year they should take the class depending on their maturity level. Yes, religion has its role in this, but religion does not have to be the reason that when a person marries, they have no previous, reliable knowledge about sex. Abstinence can be encouraged, but shouldnt be the only option.
Sex ed should be given to protect our children. There should be an age requirement but NEEDS to be taught. See how teen pregnancy goes down? There are more people with out sex ed that are likely to get pregnant vs. People who have received sex ed. And more than abstinence should be discussed in case of kids already being sexually active.
Its better for teens to know about stds and proper protection. Their going to find out in public schools anyways so why not tell them and give them the knowledge of sex so that when they are ready they know what to do to prevent stds and teenage pregnancy. Just because you teach then about it doesnt mean you cant encourage them to wait to have sex.
Some parents do not talk to their kids about sex so that leaves the schools responsible for teaching the kids about safe sex and the responsibility that comes with sex. I talk to my kids about it, but would like their school to also. My mom did not want to talk to me about sex. She simply just said don't do it. Well I had my oldest son at 16. I graduated from highschool and went straight to college and now have a career in criminal justice and married to my childs father but that does not always happen. I have been very lucky. I was a good student and never did drugs or anything of that nature so it does not just happen to the wild kids that is why sex education should be in school, because how my life turned out does not happen very often to the teens that have babies.
Knowing the facts about sex is important. Kids cannot make good choices if they don't know what's true and what's not and let's face it, many adults have very inaccurate beliefs when it comes to sex, or their too embarrassed to talk with their children about sex.. In an ideal world parents would know everything and would pass their knowledge on to their children but we don't live in an ideal world. All children need to know the truth about sex and the only way to ensure this happens is by teaching it at school by professionals.
Sex education ought to be taught, but not to children who aren't old enough to understand or take it seriously. Some kids who don't have enough knowledge in this topic might resolve to Googling it. Then it starts. Porn. Then slowly and slowly, they cannot take the visual sense of sex and might end up wanting to do it, and that is why sex education is necessary.
There's this girl I know from high school, she's in her mid 20's now. Her parents, because of their religious beliefs wouldn't let her take sex ed in high school. Just within the last couple of years, she called me one day freaking out because she made out w/ a guy, fully clothed, and thought she was pregnant. If she had been let take that REQUIRED course by her parents, she would know that you can't get pregnant with your pants on. It DOES help to have that knowledge. She's SO sheltered now it ASTOUNDS me.
Stopping children from exploring the NORMAL is ridiculous. Closing their minds and filling them with misleading information and brain washing them to believe that sex before marriage is bad is unacceptable. It is more important they know about safe sex ,STD'S, puberty and the reproductive system. Open their minds and educate them properly. Let them make decisions and find what's right for them.
While abstinence should be stressed, children should be given sex education to help prevent unwanted pregnancies and STD's by teaching children about safe sex. I believe this because without education, it increases these things tremendously, and the innocence in my opinion, is really not an issue.
That is what is wrong with teens, and much younger. With an explosion of sex in the media, there are no morals for our students. Throwing yourself at a member of the opposite sex has become excepted, but instead it should be spoke against...of course this should start at home!
It is the duty of parents preferably of same sex, girl should get from mom and boy should get this education from dad. Surprisingly, teen pregnancies and STIs in teen are very low in a society where no sex ed is given in school compared to the society where it is provided in schools.
Sex education should not be taught in school ever because since the schools started adding it to the curriculum there have been more teen pregnancies
The research supporting this is dogged by ideology and is of very poor quality. I go to the primary sources have yet to find a decent research study that is not beset by huge methodological problems and poor response rates. What kids need is good parenting, not more sex education.
How do we know that ALL children are ready to hear/see sex? This introduction may be enticing and put thoughts in a child's head that they either are not ready for or would never have contemplated for a few more years.
I wouldn't tell a primary age young person the safest ways of taking illegal drugs, or point them to the best drug pusher selling pure illegal drugs. Sex is made to look like the be all and end all, when it is not.
Sure teach about the changes in body and reproduction - but why is anything else necessary? Why does a 12 year old need to be shown how to use a condom, if having sex at 12 is illegal? This is a mix message. Children are now more and more seeing underage sex as the norm - because they are given contraception including dangerous morning after pill and can have abortions without the support of their parents.
If they are bad parents out there - deal with them and help there children, but don't impose a blanket set of legislation/laws or whatever for ALL, when ALL isn't bad.
The parents should teach there children about sex. It is there child. In schools they show a video that is basicly porn while they are un the fifth grade! They are to young to learn at that age. They will also what to have sex afterwards. Sex education is wrong do not let you kids learn from school.
Abstinence ed is a preferable alternative. The only reason you would want to have sex ed is if you want people to have sex. There is no such thing as safe sex; all sex carries an inherent risk of negative outcomes (pregnancy, stds, etc.) as there is nothing that fully removes all probabilities of any negative outcomes occurring. That's why we need Abstinence Ed: Teach people to not have sex.
The degeneration of society and degradation of social morals have led schools to teach sex-ed in schools. This should be the right of parents, not schools. Do you think that schools are trying to demote sex? NO! By teaching sex-ed they are only encouraging it by saying "practice safe sex". This is just sick. Why do you think there is a rise in teen pregnancies and STI's? Make your own conclusion.
I don't want my daughter to learn about sex until she is in high school because it does not matter what school is going to be teaching it, I just don't think that they should teach kids about sex until they get into high school. Its just not right ok.
Children should not be taught sex education in schools because it is an infringement of parental duties. Morality and sexual deportment are areas of behavior that the school systems have no right to access in the minds of young children. Often times the process of sex education does little more than give children the tools to become sexually active at a younger age than normal.
They shouldn't have sex education classes in schools because that is the parents jobs to teach their children not some random person. Some teens aren't even mature enough to be learning this they would just laugh through the whole thing. Parents should explain to their child what sex is and tell them what to do and what not to do. That is a parents responsibility not a teacher or someone on the streets.
In western countries young people are being sexualised, you see it on television on the internet, billboards, books (50 shades of stupid) movies, clothes. The reality is that there will be urges. Teaching sex education was unnecessary for me, is it logical that children are being encouraged to talk about sex so they can do it safely? I personally know at least 20 people who had teenage pregnancies (as if people reach peak stupidity at 16). Correlation is not causation, if indeed teen pregnancies have reduced thank measures like preventative contraception. Not "it is natural to want to penetrate a girl. ". Responsible parents tend not to have children with teenage pregnancies and that is the bottom line of the situation.
It leads to sexting and other evil results, early knowledge about sex leads to early exposure to sex at a very young age, children in the past many years ago did not grow stupid or dumb for not knowing early about sex plus all these early pregnancies is due to this early sex education if its stopped at schools no early pregnancies will take place.
often more teachers don"t know exactky behaviors or attitudes of their students but it is very simple for parents to do it
Children have the right to know their morals and learn them from their parents. They shouldn't be given condoms so that if they decide to have sex anyway they will "have safe sex", that is just letting them know that it is ok to have sex before marriage, as long as you use a condom it is ok. It isn't.
Many of today's sex ed classes teach children things that are contrary to their religion and parents teaching. Many things that are said to be "healthy" and "protective" that kids learn about in schools can be horrible for you, unhealthy for you, and can kill babies! I hate it when my health teacher started talking about things contrary to my beliefs, as if saying "your religion is wrong and my way is the only way." Bad sex ed teaches immorality to children! Our nation has become worse and worse, so lets stop teaching our children unhealthy things and be the free and the brave! God bless.
Because they are not mature enough to understand the consequences of early sex and how this may affect their entire life. In childhood whatever they listen they want to see to understand it. So in that situation they harm themselves. When they are mature to understand the results of sex on their health, family and on their entire life then it should be teach them.
Sex education is the job of a parent to teach their child. Not only does having the school teach them sex ed destroys the thoughts of waiting until they are older and mature, it just says go ahead have sex, just wear a condom and nothing will happen to you, and even if something happens you can go get the morning after pill now because they will sell it to any age. Its not okay though because it demolishes the chances of parents being able to have the "talk" and waiting to be mature and responsible.