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i agree with you. some students are to young to learn about sex education. i think it should only be taught to high school students. if they dont hear about it then they could not do it.
developing sexuality is a fact of life. Unless a child is raised in a cave, he or she will see sexuality all over the media, and will inevitably have the natural urge to have sex. first, will the young adult understand the implications of acting on this urge? second, will the young adult have all the information needed to make a responsible decision?
parents must take responsibility for the values and morals of their children. the school can be a good source for information.
Sex is not the enemy.
In response to Clair's post:
Although some young people, like Clair, do not feel any interest in sex, many others do. There is no evidence that informing young people about birth control increases the likelyhood that they will have sex at an earlier age, as Clair states. In fact, the studies suggest comprehensive sex education may cut teen birth rates. We in the U.S. should be doing more to prevent teen pregnancy. In the United States, the teen pregnancy rate is more than nine times higher than that in the Netherlands, nearly four times higher than the rate in France, and nearly five times higher than that in Germany. In these nations, societal openness and comfort in dealing with sexuality, including teen sexuality, and pragmatic governmental policies create greater, easier access to sexual health information and services for all people, including teens. Easy access to sexual health information and services leads to better sexual health outcomes for French, German, and Dutch teens when compared to U.S. teens.
As an educator and a parent of a sixteen-year-old, I think providing birth control at school clinics is a good thing.
As a high school teacher I certainly understand the importance of sex education and prevention of teen pregnancy. I have dealt with 2 students who found themselves pregnant and in high school. The first terminated the pregnancy the second delivered a little girl that she is now raising alone. I found both circumstances to be very painful but even so it is not the place of the school to distribute birth control. I think schools are taking too much responsibility for these things and it is the role of the parent to educate and ultimately provide contraceptives if they choose to.
its true that its up to your parents and the choice is up too us as teenagers, and believe me ive almost made the desicion to have sex with someone i didnt love, but im happy i didnt make that choice, but im not entirely sure they should be offering the choice of birth control to an eleven year old, cause not only are they too young, but they dont know what love is...yet. im a 16 year old, and im a virgin, but i know that when i decide to give it up im going to give it too the man i love and i know loves me the same.
your absolutly right, i dont think eleven year olds should be sexually active
i dont think children of that age should even be offered it. it is suggestive to them, and at a young age...sex shouldnt be on there minds right now. i am 16 and im not even worried about sex. i think that if you tell a child that you have pills that will let you have sex and not worry about getting pregnant, there gonna take advantage of that, and they can be student who never gave sex one minuate of a thought. i think they should ban birthcontrol from middle schools
I understand the need to decrease teen pregnancies but I do not believe it is the schools job to take control of the situation without parental consent. I live in West Virginia and my children will be starting middle school in the fifth grade. Are we supposed to just keep giving it to younger and younger children? I plan to have detailed discussions with my children when they are ready and to prepare them and make sure they can come to me. If you cannot handle this aspect of raising children then you should not have them.
Whether you believe in God or not, are young or old, male or female, everyone should understand the nature of sexuality since it is likely we all will engage in this activity many times in our life. Learning about "it" makes the only sense. In America, we love and hate sex. I work in a school that has numerous births and impending births. I teach science. From this percpective every student should know that the goal of every living creature is to repoduce. Therfore, we should embrace this wonderful ability by teaching every aspect of it's function. If we did that, it is unlikely that we (schools) would have to resort to distributing birth control to children because they would know that doctors offices, clinics, and pharmacies are the places to get thourogh understanding, advice, and products. Americans need to get real about this issue. When we have sex, worrying is not the emotion you want to have.
You are so Very wrong. I see that you are a sexually active girl, but however you want to put it, it is wrong! Not only is it wrong phisically, but it is wrong Bible wise. Yes, the parents have to be a strong influence in these childrens lives, and I understand that children are one day going to have to make their own decisions, but how will they make them, if they don't look in the right books? In the word of God it says that it is wrong for anyone to have sex outside of marriage, and if you dont believe me, go ask a pastor to show you where it is. These children dont need to have sex while they are in middle school! Birth control pills do not protect against STDs, vaginal infections, or even AIDS! We have to let these children know whats out there, and actually show them what sex can do to them!