By Anonymous - 17/11/2014 15:47 - United States - Rochester
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My 5th grade A.G.E. teacher refused to say anything about actual intimacy or intercourse or how sperm gets to the female side. I didn't understand anything about sex besides the parts and stuff until 8th grade. I don't know where this kid got anything about volcano sacrifices, though.
@68, Is there an age range in which you deserve to learn about your body? It's the idea that we should keep this information from kids that is really harming them. If they don't learn it from school, they'll learn it from their friends and get wrong information. You teach kids to wear their seatbelt from the earliest age possible, you don't pretend like cars don't exist until they're of legal driving age. Prevention requires knowledge.
More like if they don't learn it from their parents. Schools have no business going over that stuff because those are the things parents teach when the kid's ready. If the parents don't deal with that by a certain point, anything that happens is their own damn fault. Not quite sure that 12 would be that point though, but I guess the media's decided otherwise.
#85 Why can't school's teach kids about the facts of life? I think the idea that it's the parents job only is silly. Yes, parents should still talk to their kids but some refuse. Secondly, it's been proven that rates of teenage pregnancy and STD transmissions are lower in places where kids have proper sex ed so clearly it's more beneficial than sitting around expecting the parents to tell them. Secondly, a 12 year old is more than ready to have a sex talk. You do realise that they're going through puberty right?