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  • M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    I find this 'outrage' ridiculous.
    There is nothing wrong with teaching children how to identify genitalia. In the world we live in, if children are referring to it as 'penis' and 'vagina' instead of some of the colorful alternatives, I think that's good. Also, Penis and vagina are the names of these body parts. It's like teaching them arm, leg, toe, etc. The only reason people have a problem with it is because everyone thinks 'sex' and sexual behavior is somehow dirty.
    Listen, In the world we live in today, children are exposed to sexual behavior much younger than when we were children. I don't agree that they should be taught about oral sex at grade 3, but everything else that was proposed is not bad. There are thousands of same sex families these days and kids are exposed to it. If a child in grade 3 becomes friends with another child in grade 3, and the second child comes from a same sex family, wouldn't it be better for the first child to be aware of what that is so tolerance and acceptance of 'different' life choices can be formed at a younger age instead of intolerance and judgement. Of course it should.

    Movies, tv, video games, books..everything contains sex these days...wouldn't you rather your child learn what it is from an educator who can present it in a way that it comes off as factual, rather than your child play grand theft auto which depicts prostitution and violence related to it?

    This new sex ed program is a great idea. If people were more well educated in the area of sex, there would be less teen pregnancies, less STDs in teenagers, and a higher awareness of what is right and what is wrong.

  • M
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    I find this 'outrage' ridiculous.
    There is nothing wrong with teaching children how to identify genitalia. In the world we live in, if children are referring to it as 'penis' and 'vagina' instead of some of the colorful alternatives, I think that's good. Also, Penis and vagina are the names of these body parts. It's like teaching them arm, leg, toe, etc. The only reason people have a problem with it is because everyone thinks 'sex' and sexual behavior is somehow dirty.
    Listen, In the world we live in today, children are exposed to sexual behavior much younger than when we were children. I don't agree that they should be taught about oral sex at grade 3, but everything else that was proposed is not bad. There are thousands of same sex families these days and kids are exposed to it. If a child in grade 3 becomes friends with another child in grade 3, and the second child comes from a same sex family, wouldn't it be better for the first child to be aware of what that is so tolerance and acceptance of 'different' life choices can be formed at a younger age instead of intolerance and judgement. Of course it should.

    Movies, tv, video games, books..everything contains sex these days...wouldn't you rather your child learn what it is from an educator who can present it in a way that it comes off as factual, rather than your child play grand theft auto which depicts prostitution and violence related to it?

    This new sex ed program is a great idea. If people were more well educated in the area of sex, there would be less teen pregnancies, less STDs in teenagers, and a higher awareness of what is right and what is wrong.