Children need to understand sex before they reach an age where it will be a choice but not when they're so young that they don't understand. In the end they'll make their own choice, it's just important that they have all the facts.
I agree. If we don't educate them about sex at a young age, they might wind up sexually confused, but we should not teach this to kids who are too young. Too young, we risk destroying their... In jenn's terms "fragile little minds." >.>
I was personally never given any information about sex and was, in fact, extremely confused when I hit puberty. -_- It really doesn't do any good to with-hold the information from children anyway, if they go to a public school then by fifth grade their 'fragile mind' is probably already shattered. My sex education came from a friend reciting episodes of 'talk sex with sue' during recess.
yes before the age of consent otherwise itl lead to trouble, but, i think it should be taught with the parents permittion, sometimes they would rather teach their children themselves to explain it in ways they seem suitable.
I don't think I learnt anything from sex ed. But they had to cover it every year, and last year they asked us to write down anything we wanted to ask. I wanted to ask, whyisanalsexnevermentioned>_>
They're already making sex ed books for kids who can't READ yet. but, also, you don't want to keep it a secret too long as they'll want to do whats forbidden without knowing the consequences. those crazy kids :B
When I read through the comments and answers here, I just have to say 'wow'. Some people were thought when they were really young.
When I think about it, then we had the sex ed. thing when I was in the 10th grade. ((I'm not sure what grade it is in UK XD') But I was 15 then. And if you ask me, then thats so fucked up. Well, of course, I live in Norway, so everything kinda sucks here ^^''
I was surprised when they taught me Sex Ed, cuz most parents talk to their kids about it at certain age level before they're taught. My parents and I NEVER had "The Talk" so it felt kind of awkward, but it's something you get used to it over time.
Sex Education should NOT be taught at schools. Why tell people how to do THAT?! It isn't all that helpful to anyone... (Seriously, do we NEED that kind of crap before we graduate?)
When I was in 4th grade, almost everyone knew before anyone taught us anything. (Someone came into our classroom and taught us part of it. I thought it was wrong of them to taint the innocent minds of children so early in life.)
Teaching /anyone/ how to do that is just asking for trouble!
It's a terrible thing to teach. They should be using that time to teach people something that matters!
One of my friends (He's a guy.) learned that and the next think I knew... He was getting "practice" before he was able to do that legally! (Not on me. O_O He's older than me. And I'm not that kind of person.)
It puts ideas into the minds of BOTH Males and Females. Ideas we really don't need.
I think that it isn't a good idea to teach that subject to anyone.