I was reading in the paper the other day about something that got me thinking. Dalton McGuinty (you may not have heard of him, he's a Canadian politician who I'm not very fond of) proposed teaching the basics of sex ed. in Grade 1 and start getting in depth in Grade 3 in Canadian schools. Due to it's controversial manner, the idea wasn't accepted... yet.
Let me say that I think this idea is so stupid, I can feel my temperature rising. I'm going to use my upbringing as an example (please be aware I'm not trying to glorify myself, but it's the most convenient example), I knew the full story of how babies are made when I was about eleven-twelve, although I knew bits and pieces before then. It isn't like I was being blinded. Now that I'm older, I place ideals like chivalry pretty highly, but far too many kids who have been spoon-fed this stuff as soon as they could comprehend it are sexually immoral.
I think the reason for this is that when you don't know what the full story is, it makes it a mystery. You're not sure what the heck it is, but at any rate, it is definitley not to be taken lightly. It has signifigance.
Now am I saying children should be completely in the dark? Absolutely not! They need to know about those particular areas of their bodies so they'll know if someone is over stepping their bounds. But for goodness' sake, let them just be kids after that. If you want to gradually reveal it, fine, but that is the last things kids need to be thinking about. They haven't even experienced feelings or emotions related to the subject (and if they have, that's a product of kids being forced to grow up too fast from things like this).
It might not even be as big of a deal if they bothered to teach about sexual morality (or is that old fashioned now? ), instead of just the biology of it.
I certainly know where I stand on this issue, but I'm wondering what you guys thought.
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