Posts Tagged ‘Sex Education’

My view on sex education

October 24, 2008

Talk of this being made compulsory for those children from the age of 5.  There are various articles on this: Guardian, BBC News etc.

I have never been entirely comfortable with sex education and my instincts are that this is a matter for the family.  Many think this naive on the basis that not all families deliver on this with their children.  With reluctance, I can accept this as possibly needing to offer for those 13 or so or more.  I would also add that I have never seen anything – in this country – that shows that more sex education leads to a reduction in teenage pregnancy etc.

In the Guardian it states that by 11, “Teachers should be ready to answer questions about sexual intercourse.”

This does not sound appropriate to me.  I get the impression that most parents are in favour of Sex Education but would share my concerns about this latest move.