Kids these days are starting things younger and younger. I have 2 step-children in middle school and the things these boys come home talking about from school is appalling! Children at this age just seem to think that it is the "in" thing to do and do not yet have a sense or even small concept of sex and the consequences. Children need to be educated properly on this subject.
They get pregnant at 15. There are currently 3 girls pregnant at my school and its small were a 2A school. And one is a freshman... Half my school probably has an std or something. Its not right and embarrassing to be in my school. I wish that sex ed was taught to grades 5+ and every year after that. They need to know how important it is.
I got pregnant at 15. I am now a mom of a 2 yr because sex ed was not taught in middle school. I do not want that for other students that are in middle school. I believe sex education should be taught so that more middle school students don't end up like me.
I am in college now but when I started high school, over half of my class had been either having sex since the 6th grade or had been having oral sex since then. Waiting till high school is TOO LATE. And most parents are usually in denial that their "sweet angels" would ever do such things. Why do you think so many kids are having kids? And why so many diseases are being passed around? Lack of knowledge.. Sex education should be taught in junior high.
Anyone answering this question should research the definition of "comprehensive sex education." Comprehensive sex education should include medically accurate, age appropriate information delivered by a trained educator. Those that believe this type of course teaching kinky acts and/or sexual positions or encourages children to have sex is completely off base. Making decisions based on what you THINK a child will be learning is ignorance at best.
If they are old enough to know what their body is going through when it hits puberty, why not teach them why its doing that. Teaching kids about sex should go hand and hand with puberty. Giving them a heads up on things such as STDs and teen pregnancy could lead to a decrease in teen pregnancy. The schools should have a permission slip drawn up for kids to take home and have the parents have the final say. If they dont sign it, then it should fall onto the parents to tell the kids what it is. If not then they have no room to complain if their 13 year old is having sex or their 15 year old is pregnant. Its their fault for not informing and taking preventative measures.
Kids can't just stay away from sex forever. Anyways they have probably heard about sexual elements from friends, movies, books, TV shows, pretty much the world! There is no point in delaying this learning any longer. Schools should go ahead and just educate students about sex, STDs, pregnancy, and the other information relating to sex.
If people are taught about the risks of sex at an earlier age, they will be more prepared when a situation regarding sex arises. Contraceptives, teen pregnancy rates, and sexually transmitted diseases are all topics that should be discussed in junior high classes so that when they go into a senior high comprehensive sex education class, they can build on their previous knowledge. This means they will be more responsible if they do become sexually active as a teenager.
I am a seventh grade thirteen and a half year-old student. I am a part of the "goody crowd" with good grades and a clean discipline record. However, I am friends with those of the "bad bunch". They talk of pornographic and sexual things that are not appropriate to be spoken about by anyone. My teacher even said that he always finds notes in the hall and overhears conversations in the halls that are of sexual nature. Due to the technology and ways of today's society, children and teens are forced to grow up faster. We literally have eight going on eighteen and thirteen going on thirty. Children are being exposed to sex at such young ages now. I learned about sex and what it was when I was eight as well as my peers. Therefore, they would become interested in it earlier. So it is important we educate them earlier because we are seeing girls as young as 12 and in middle school becoming pregnant. We need to take action.
The more informed they are on a subject, the better they will understand that with every decision they make, there are consequences that come with that choice. Whether it be STD's or teen pregnancy. The have to know that it can and most likely will happen to them, and they alone will have to live with that for the rest of their life. There are no do-overs in life.
Most teens are going to engage in sexual intercourse, you can choose not to believe it but its true. Our teens need to be taught the specifics of sex and contraceptives so the teen birth rate goes down and so teens don't get scared thinking they can get pregnant through clothes. It should shame people to know that so many teenagers think they can get pregnant through layers of clothing and no intercourse -look it up on Google if you don't believe me
yes because if you look at the number of unwanted pregnacies and death caused by std's. clearly the teaching of abstinence is not working so we should teach comprehensive. comprehensive sex education should be taught in middle schools and high school all over the world. I agree that kids in middle school should not be learning positions but they should learn how to be safe because they are still going to have sex.
Teenage pregnancy rates are going back up due to the fact that mass media such as television shows, movies, music and magazines are poorly informed and may not portray accurate reflection of reality. Sex education will atleast teach teenagers how to use condoms and other contraceptives and how to negotiate their use. The advantages of sex education outweigh the negative.
Sex is a big part of everything we do, it's the center of civilization. Keeping children innocent does not help them at all. In middle school a great many kids are already having sex and becoming curious about it, so it isn't really like we're letting them in on some big secret. Kids already know.
Comprehensive sexual health education including abstinence and other methods of prevention have been shown to reduce teenage pregnancies and STD transmission. Research shows that abstinence-only increases the rate at which teens experiment, and without knowledge of preventative measures, they will be more likely to receive the negative consequences of sexual activity, because they were never made aware of the alternatives.
Middle school children are bombarded with images of sex in the media and their bodies are starting to change. They are already curious about sex and often experimenting with it. Sex education would help avoid pregnancies and STDs in young people.
Teaching the hows and whys of reproduction is imperative in keeping children well-informed. Too many myths exist that kids believe. Even adults have said things like, "It's okay, I always pull out in time", because they actually believe this is a valid form of birth control. Kids need to be equipped with the correct knowledge, so they can make informed decisions.
dear all parents it is only for education and usually last 1 or 2 days also it is better to learn with friends then alone because friends go thou many things together and this is one of them
Teens and even pre-teens are having sex earlier, and it is important they know the facts, so they don't get diseases or become pregnant too young. Girls can start their periods at 10 or even earlier in some cases, so they could then become pregnant. You don't want your kids having sex too young, but if they're going to disobey you and do it anyway, it's better that they are smarter about it.
If people are taught about the risks of sex at an earlier age, they will be more prepared when a situation regarding sex arrises. Contraceptives, teen pregnancy rates, and sexually transmitted diseases are all topics that should be discussed in junior high classes so that when the go into a senior high comprehensive sex education class, they can build on their previous knowledge, meaning they will be more responsible if they do become sexually active as a teenager.
There should be an appropriate learning guide that is approved by parents and teachers, and a specially-educated teacher should be hired to teach sex education in the middle school. I believe too many children get false information from friends, TV, and movies, and need to get the facts, especially in this age group.
Middle school children do not exist in a vacuum. They are aware of the world and are at the age where their bodies are undergoing change. That change can cause a lot of curiosity that leads to bad and destructive information that may impact the rest of their lives. It is absolutely necessary that they are fully informed so that fear and carelessness do not destroy their lives because adults have unrealistic views of youth.
A sex education class can teach them how to prevent pregnancies that they don't want or STDs. This is not implying them to go have sex. Even if people say that they cannot take it seriously by laughing at the pictures or vocabulary the student can pay attention to this. The sex education class can also make it easier for parents because there are some parents who are no shy or embarrassed to talk to their kids about it.
Children that grow up with insufficient knowledge of sex and their changing bodies are incapable of handling their environment. Nowadays, children are having sex younger and younger. Without a comprehensive sexual education how can they have the appropriate tools needed to choose the right path. I do not believe that giving them this information makes them more sexually active. This knowledge along with religious beliefs and parental guidance will help them stay the right course.
we have so many young kids getting pregnant so this program will be a positive start for our children today i myself was a teen mom and if there was programs in my school when i was a child in school i would have made a better choice
Sex education for kids in school is extremely necessary because so many of their parents are too shy to teach their children. It would be great if all parents were calm, educated and wise enough to give their kids a good understanding of what sex is about, but the percentage of parents who actually are capable of handling an assignment like that runs at about 12% of the population at the most. Sex education is necessary, but you have to decide the age at which your child needs it. Some children tend to mature fast and are ready for sex education at an early age. My experience says it should be a controlled one. Everybody needs knowledge about sex at one point of time. Most of the times, it is fulfilled through own sources. But some proactive parents do impart it looking to the needs of the child.
Comprehensive sex education should be taught to middle school age children as they are exposed to sexual materials at a very young age, including movies, music, and the general population. They should have the knowledge of what the consequences of their actions may be and an intelligent understanding of what sex is and how the body works.
Middle school kids already know about sex. In order to make good life choices they need to know the facts about pregnancy, birth control, and STDs including HIV. Abstinence should be an important part of comprehensive sex ed, but it should not be the only thing taught. Kids who are taught abstinence-only sex ed are more likely to not use birth control if they do choose to have sex.
Students in middle school are mature enough to learn about sex-related issues. Educated children become aware adults. Sex education will make them aware about safe sex, thereby reducing unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. They do not have to rely on unreliable sources to satisfy their curiosity on sex-related matters.
These days children are engaging in sex at increasingly younger ages. If they are taught all the facts about sex, about safe sex and the consequences of sexual promiscuity, they will be able to make informed choices as to whether they want to have sex or not. It is better for them to be taught by educators than learning through porn websites or peers.
Abstinence only programs provide little useful information to teenagers and young adults who are constantly tempted by sex. By offering sex education at a younger age, perhaps the pregnancy rate among minors could be reduced. Teenagers and young adults should be taught about the various types of birth control and how to use them. These programs do not condone sexual activity for minors; they only provide options for those individuals who chose to have sex. Not informing them of their options, other than abstinence, is partly to blame for our current teen pregnancy problem.
I truly believe so because children have to start early so they could know the consequences of them having sex at such an early age. You should want your children to learn early so when they star to even think about having sex they would know what their in for.
No because the term "comprehensive" means that kids will learn things that many adults don't know and don't need to know. They should get some sex education (sex leads to babies, wear a condom, basic anatomy, that kinda thing), but "comprehensive" suggests they'll learn positions, kinky acts, and terminology they are not mature enough to understand or relate to.
Children this young will not understnd the importance of the class they will laugh at the images and mock the lectures. If the class was to start in high school the information would be better recieved and retained. Also parents can not just rely on the class for help teaching their children. If you think your child may be thinking about sex then have that talk with them and be sureto emphasis the important parts such as abstenince, or protection as wel as not fallinginto the hnds of peer pressure start when you are ready not when someone else deems you ready.
Sex education should wait until high school because the students are more mature and (hopefully) it will teach them about safe sex. In middle school most students would probably be laughing about every picture. If the details about sex were held off until high school, it would also hopefully help the students wait until they're a bit older before they start exploring that side of life.
this personal subject is for the authority in that minors life to explain this to them. teachers are not able to teach this in a correctly manner of fashion. They are only touching on different topics that will scare the kids instead of it all. This can be a loving issue just as well as a hard issue for students.