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  • Wendigo9

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    Sep 03, 2015 6:00 AM GMT
    A new sex-ed rewrite has hit last spring and is being released in schools across Ontario, but the new guidelines are to expose children young as preschool to it.
    What are your thoughts on this guys. . . for it? against it? any opinion?
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    Sep 04, 2015 2:40 PM GMT
    Yes, they are starting it young. Very basic things as the young end of the scale, and more detail as it goes up. The program has some flaws, in that not everyone agrees on some of the information for each age group. It is hard to say that *all* 7-year-olds are ready for the same thing, for example. Really, however, what age do you need to wait until before you teach a boy it's his penis and not his wee-wee? I mean, it's the correct, medically accurate name for a body part. Do we teach them to call their head their "neck bobble" or their "hat holder"?

    A lot of the people fighting this program haven't even looked at it - they are basing opinions on distorted reports of what is in it provided by religious nuts and "family values" organizations.

    Oh, of course, there are the people that say "We'll teach our kids about sex - we don't need you to!" You know what we call those people? *Really young* grandparents....

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    Sep 04, 2015 2:53 PM GMT
    I remember being introduced to such a video as young as 9...

    Now- before we go any further... It was probably one of our more advanced units, but the video itself was still extremely tame as far as I can remember. The word "penis" was dropped once (about how touching it makes it grow normally) and we all giggled. I also remember the words "breasts"... And really talks about the matter just didn't go into much detail after that... I remember thinking it was a lot like a documentary

    The big unit doesn't start later until about Grade 7- puberty. So yeah, guys, there really isn't a whole lot to be excited about... Because that unit was when it was obvious that things around us were going to get a whole lot more raunchy in health class.
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    Sep 04, 2015 3:02 PM GMT
    I agree with Dr9. most youngsters are not emotinally and intellectually the same. Which pose a question when is it determined all kids at a certain age is ready to learn about sensitive material in schools.

    I think overall to help inform kids about sex-ed is an important step, Parents think it is their job not the school. Some even say they want to protect the child innocence; when I learn of that paticular response I interpret it as saying " I want my child be clueless and ignorant" while other children will get the educational material leaving them to be confussed later on.

    More importantly, children in current times are much more informed thru music, internet ect than when I was or for that matter my generation; As for the sex-ed materials, I have not seen it. I am making a general assumption.

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    Sep 04, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    I don't think it's ever too young to talk to kids about sex. It's a natural part of life and once they see it as something foreign, shame and embarrassment has likely already set in.
  • Wendigo9

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    Sep 04, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
    I remember learning "the birds and the bees" in grade 5/6, and though I see it normal for kids to be kids and learn about it by age 12/13 when changes occur, I guess it shouldn't bother me since I have no plans on adopting/raising a child.
  • Sincityfan

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    Sep 04, 2015 10:03 PM GMT
    I had my sex-ed class when I was 10- at the end of elementary school.
    Kids are having sex at younger age these they know sooner rather than later.
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    Sep 05, 2015 1:11 AM GMT
    The sooner children know what sex is, the more likely they'll expose the adults who sexually abuse them.
  • Apparition

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    Sep 05, 2015 4:51 AM GMT
    notice how none of these protestors are is no big deal to farm kids, i mean once you have seen an actual horse cock, humans are pretty disappointing. lol.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 05, 2015 5:41 AM GMT
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    Sep 05, 2015 7:21 AM GMT
    Knowing where babies come from is pretty useful information. You can add stuff about baby animals if you want to make it fluffier, you can add stuff about the mommie and daddy being married and living together if you want to make it obvious to kids that baby making is an adult activity. And when they run into someone with one parent or same sex parents you tell them that it was different for those kids. Done.
    I was like 4 when I learned where babies come from, I had a very illustrative picture book which was not secY in any way. I was just confused as to how zebras could get into the missionary position and have zebra babies.