Should middle schools teach sex education?
Teen pregnancy is on the rise, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Parents have always had the right to opt for the child to not attend sex education courses. If parents were instructing their children on sexual matters, in a timely manner, maybe sex education would not be so necessary.
Failure to provide sex education to middle school students leaves them unprepared for many challenges they may face in life. There are all sorts of diseases that people may get if they lack education in this area, and rather than letting them figure it out by trial and error, it's better to prepare them.
Many teens want to have sex and don't know of the consequences that could come with it. They go through with having sex and many end up with a baby or a disease.
I think that middle schools can teach sex education to children, without crossing any ethical or moral boundaries, and be nothing but beneficial to all children. For various reasons, this may be the only education regarding sex or STDs that these children receive, so it would be great. I think that it falls along the same lines as health, and if health can be taught, then sex should be, also.
It is important for the teens to realize all the bad and risks sex has.. When I was in middle school I didn't pay attention in class and I missed out on all the important diseases that sex could cause. I believe that teens should be aware of how some teens are already born with the disease and how you can prevent spreading it ...
I've had sex ed in 7th grade, and it was only good. It helped learn more about sex and the risks of it - especially at a young age. Most of the people were mature enough to handle it, and those who weren't would be kicked out. Learning about sex doesn't lead kids to rape and tons of sex, if taught by a good teacher.
yes because some kids dont have parents or parents who dont care enough to have "the talk" with you. it will teach kids to be careful and even if they do (hopefully they wont) they will at least know how to be safe about it. and plus it will encourage kids to think that sex if life and its what created them. otherwise they'll think its just to go out and have fun.
As unfortunate as it is, some kids middle school age are having sex. I'm about to graduate high school and I know there are middle schoolers having sex. My school is in the middle of a cornfield. It's a small school and the amount of young kids having sex is alarming. While the thought of needing to teach sex ed to middle school classes may be uncomfortable to some, it is necessary to educate these kids about sex and its consequences so they can protect themselves and maybe even decide to wait.
Educate neglectful parents? yeah they should, and also they should learn about it the second they ask someone about it. I like how some parents (ie my mother) failed to teach me about it, and when i reached puberty i had a kid at a very young age.
Clearly, at least some students that are presented with facts will use them to protect themselves. That's about as good as a curriculum can do in dealing with students this age. Don't swaddle young people in ignorance. Instead, present the facts in a professional manner. Let them decide what's the behavior that fits their personality and lifestyle.
The school is no place to teach about sex or introduce young minds to adult things. This subject should be taught in the home by the parents. Sex is an important thing between two people and should be treated as such. There is no reason to teach it in school. The students will then only become more interested in sex and want to do it.
Because they will get interested in it and start raping little girls
Middle school, I would like to think, is still an age of innocence. How about making students aware of the biological changes that are occurring at this stage in their lives. I think that introducing them to sex education may make them interested in sex for all the wrong reasons.