I honestly don't see why sex education shouldn't be taught in schools when there at least 35% of the students in the school are having sex. When I was in middle school, there where 7th graders getting pregnant and having children. If it was not for the instructor educating me on sex, I would have probably fallen in the same trap... When students go home to there parents, they are sometimes scared to converse with their parents about sex. Learning it in school sometimes makes it better for the students because then they can either respond to the instructor or just listen without feeling self-conscience.
New Opinion submitted by Flame from New Zealand: I feel Sex Education should come from the home first, but I understand some parents find talking about this subject with their children difficult. It seems it is becoming the job of the teachers to educate our children on sexual matters. Their views may not always be shared by the parents.
Teachers at my teenagers schools assume all teenagers are sexually active and the advice that they share with them is how to avoid diseases. There are no morals taught or the choice teenagers have to say "No". Our teenagers are growing up too quickly and having Adult pressures put on them at a young age.
Parents are the first teachers and discussing sexual topics with their children should come naturally.Talking and listening to our children is most important as they grow older, otherwise they will go elsewhere for advice.
New Opinion submitted by Mabear from Glendale, AZ: It seems to me that there are an awful lot of different "motivations" where teaching sex education is concerned. Good samaritans hand out condoms and information in areas with widespread aids cases while schools plan their "teaching" along the lines of the teen pregnancy rate and STD's. I want to teach my children because love is beautiful and was meant to include the physical expression...not because man is just made this way but because God planned it this way. Yes I will speak of disease but I will speak more of dedication responsibility, and what it was meant to be. I want to teach them because I want them to have the respect for the act, inside of their marriages, that it deserves. I don't believe the school is coming from that direction but I know it really couldn't. This is why I feel it is Mom's and Dad's responsibility.
New Opinion submitted by Katie from Columbia, SC: Teaching sex education in today's schools is a must. Yes, there will always be those parents out there (like mine) who talk about sex and abstinence, respect and love. However, there will also always be those parents who have trouble talking about sex with their children, or, those who don't know enough about it to teach it to someone else. The parents who are not educated about sex themselves are the ones that worry me. Kids talk, if one kid has the wrong information he or she will spread it. Other children don't know who to believe, the friend or the parents. I would prefer to know that all the kids at every school get the same factual information about sex--including morality, respect, and self-esteem issues. After all, what if the child who's parents talk about sex at home starts dating the child who's parents don't talk about sex at home.
NEW! New Opinion submitted by duke & sandy: My wife and I both favor the teaching of sex and even masturbation in the public school system. Unfortunately, many parents feel they can't speak opening to their kids about such subjects. My wife and I both have masturbated through our teen age years and still enjoy this beautiful release pleasure. As for spanking we feel done with love it can provide an effective learning good behavior. As with all other things in should never be done in anger toward our children. Also, under certain circumstances with parental notification and approval it should be another behavior tool used by our teachers.
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