Some Elementary Schools in the Unites States are starting to teach Sex Education to children as young as age 5. You may ask the question: Is this really necessary? According to an article from associatedcontent.com Some school districts, such as in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Los Angeles believe it is necessary and are even passing out condoms without parental consent. Los Angeles Unified School District is going as far as to allow middle school students to leave school without parental consent to “obtain confidential medical services.”
Now a days there is an increasing amount of school districts who are trying to teach Sex Education at an early age of 5. I say trying to because most parents are not on board with this. The only problem is if you don’t show up to a meeting at your child’s school to voice your opinion or contact your school to find out what they are teaching your children you wont be heard and you will not know what kind of sex education your child is being taught.
It is very important for parents to speak up and not let the government come between them and their child or allow sex education to take away their child’s innocence. A parent is the only one who should be teaching any kind of Sex Education to their child, especially at the young age of 5. It is not even necessary to bring up sex to a 5 year old unless they start asking questions. This is why parents need to be prepared to answer a broad range of questions when it does come up so they are not caught off guard.
There is no need to feel embarrassed to talk to your child about sex it is a very natural process. Remember, there is no one more qualified in this world to answer these questions than the parent.
A classroom is not a place to learn about Sex Education unless it is explaining the importance of abstinence. Even this type of education should not be taught in elementary school and should only begin being taught in the upper grades of middle school. The reason abstinence should be the only form of Sex Education being taught is because it is the only form that is 100% affective.
Teaching Sex Education to Elementary school students is outrageous and parents should not allow it. Do we want Elementary Sex Education brought to our Youngstown and surrounding area schools? If you answer no, then make sure you stay up to date on what your child is learning in your school by talking to them every day and by staying involved with school functions and activities.
You are the parent and you have a right to know what your child is learning. You also have the right to opt them out of any program you do not want them in, including Sex Education.