More and more preteens are trying sex just because it isn't taught at an early age. They aren't taught about the risks about it and most media only shows the benefits. Not saying that having sex before marriage or before graduating high school is a bad thing but at least kids need to know more about it before just trying it.
I feel it should be taught in schools, kids are curious about this subject and should have the right information about how to protect them selves. When I was in grammar school we didn't have a sex education course and I saw some of my peers become pregnant before we even entered high school. Parents are not comfortable with talking about the subject with their kids. I know first hand because i became pregnant as a teen because my mom never taught me about how to protect myself she just said don't do it. so I had no one to talk to me about the ways I could have prevent pregnancy and diseases. I believe a sexually education course would have helped me to prolong when I would engage in sexually activity.
Kids these days are being exposed to sexuality through both the media and their peers. This can cause dangerous misconceptions which simply need to be addressed. I think we are past the age of setting a time on when sexuality education should occur. Instead, it should occur as soon as the first issue arises in the classroom.
I'm 19 years old and through my experiences in middle school I had noticed that students (in 6th GRADE) became sexually active and that health class was given to those in 8th grade. In 5th grade I had to take a class known as puberty class for students who were going to go to middle school mainly because students were going through puberty. Through my own experiences sometimes parents become unsure when to give them the talk. My mom was straight forward how babies were born when I asked her as a child. When I had my first boyfriend in the 11th grade my mom told me to tell when I was ready to have sex only because teens will do it even if you tell them not to. It's better to educate them because they're gonna do it even when you say "Wait until you're 18/married etc." Kids in middle school are becoming mothers because they aren't educated or informed about birth controls/condoms. I would want my child educated and it won't make them have sex.
More and more kids are experimenting in middle school and having sexual activity. Part of it is due to the media and entertainment of today's society. But, that does not mean we have to ignore it, and pretend kids are innocent at that age. It's time to let them know what's up, else they may do something unintended, and have bad consequences as a result.
If kids do not learn about sex in at least middle school then they will be introduced to it in different, unhealthy and dangerous, ways. It could lead to even more young pregnancies, more rape cases, and many more horrible situations.
Yes, because no matter what, 9 out of 10 teens will do what you tell them not to and do what they feel. It's a stage of life, but at least if they're educated on what they can use as protection against becoming parents or diseases it will stay lodged in the back of they're mind. And not ll parents feel comfortable having 'the talk' with their kids. So I feel yes it should be taught in high school or before.
Because sex education is designed not only to make children aware of their changing bodies, but also to help them to protect themselves when they become sexually active, I do think it should be taught at a younger age, so they have that information when they start considering being sexually active, instead of after the fact, when they have already put themselves in danger.
Teens need the education so that they don't go out and try stupid things on their own. I had a sex ed class in middle school. It was the best education I've ever had. It keeps you and whomever your partner is safe from STDs and keeps girls from getting pregnant.
Many kids now a days are beginning to have sex at an early age and its a shame because that's why we have all these little girls at the age of 12 becoming moms. Kids need to understand that sex isn't all about fun and pleasure. They need to realize that if you aren't careful there are consequences such as becoming a teen parent when your not ready as well as the many STD's that can be transmitted! They should be informed of how to stay protected if you are going to be sexually active to avoid any bad experience. Also it would help them understand more about what's happening in their body and they can ask questions. Getting the proper education will also give these kids better knowledge instead of believing every myth they hear.
By the time children reach high school age, it may be too late to provide effective sex education. Sex education should begin in elementary school, and should include instruction on basic biology. Children begin to enter puberty younger and younger these days, which can be a horribly confusing and painful period of their life even IF they have some intellectual understanding of the basic biological changes that are occurring. It is also completely imperative that children be instructed on birth control so that they will be able to prevent not only pregnancy, but the spread of STDs. This is an important public health issue.
Either way adolescents are going to be sexually active. Having knowledge is what can prevent pregnancy or contraction of STD's. Quite possibly the more informed they are, then perhaps they may not partake in promiscuous activity, or if they do then they are aware of the precautions that need to be taken when doing so.
Yes because parents find it way too awkward to teach it to their own children when it should be taught. By making it mandatory in schools, youre helping the kids out by letting them know real world problems, letting them know that teen pregnancies and sexual diseases are a serious problem.
Sex Ed before high school is absolutely not okay. Not only are they starting way too early & teaching way too much, most schools are not sending home parental permission slips. In junior high, my class had some health dept. ladies come in and teach all about condoms and PP and HIV, etc., but, a week prior, they sent home a form to parents detailing what the class would teach & had them sign off to permit the child to be involved. THIS is okay. Requiring children to know the male/female anatomy, what HIV is, where to get condoms, etc., by fifth grade? Absolutely wrong. Parent communication/permission should be required.
No. The teaching of sex in schools has led to the total corruption of children in many communities. When you teach sex, no matter how good the intention is, you create an interest and curiosity in children. Teaching sex to children is as good as advertising it. Ever since sex was taught in schools there has been an increase in teen pregnances and child sex. They better see no evil and hear no evil.
First of all these kids are too young and phys ed teachers would basically be pushing them into trying sexual activities not mentioning all the sexual transmitted diseases we would be exposing them into. If teachers want to teach this subject they obviously need the parents consent which many don't have. Many students have different religions which means everyone has different points of views towards sex, meaning that parents should be the ones held responsible to teach their children about sex. We would basically be contaminating their brains at such a young age! These children are immature and would probably want to experience sex, they are too small for this...
This is wrong in all ways. Most kids who take sex ed in high school are still too young and immature. Why would we even consider contaminating even younger minds at an earlier age? It would be just another reason for kids to move ahead of their age, they already do drugs and drink and smoke cigs at an early age so why push sex on them too? Thats just asking for a lower teen pregnancy age.