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Sex Education in Public Kindergarten Classes
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28 / M / WEST LOS ANGELES
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Posted 2/2/09
i think this should be left to the parents, 5 year olds shouldnt even know where they came from yet lol
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Posted 2/2/09
they are too young.
dont be going off corrupting the minds of the youngins'..they are our future.
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25 / M / London
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Posted 2/3/09
Most kids do not even like the opposite sex at this age. Teaching them something so foreign is abit much for me.
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Posted 2/3/09

SeraphAlford wrote:

I’ve already created a thread about sex-education in public elementary schools. I’m personally ambivalent on that topic. I’ll allow that in many cases it’s necessary and good. Still, I feel that when a child should be taught about the birds and the bees varies by individual. Some kids need to be taught very early, other very late, and still others some place between.

This being said, the majority of kids probably would benefit from a sex-education class in fifth or sixth grade. I don’t think that it really hurts anything in most cases, although I was introduced to pornography by a sex-ed class…

Anyway, I was doing a paper for a Mass Communication’s class that required me to look up an English word with etymological roots in the traditional tongue of one of my ancestors. My father’s side of the family is German, so I decided to look up English words that come from the German language.

The first three that I discovered were: Frankfurter, Hamburger, Kindergarten. I typed each word into a separate search engine to further investigate the etymological roots and inadvertently stumbled upon a blog. According to the blog Obama supports sex-education in public kindergarten classes. The bloger claimed that Obama described sex ed in kindergarten classes as morally just and righteous.

I did a another search and managed to find a recording of the section of his speech that was being referenced:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pO1dIKgfPw&NR=1

What are your thoughts and comments? Do you think Obama is correct and we should indeed have sex-ed in kindergarten classes? Would you support such a movement? Why and why not? Do you feel that the video/blog were being fair?


I think the video is very misleading. Obama did say that sex-ed should be taught in kindergarten classes. However, he later explained that he meant that we should teach kindergarteners about “inappropriate touching.” This I support.

Further debate on the issue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jl-zgb4sgE&feature=related


LMFAO I SAW A CONDOM SAFTEY COMMERCIAL ON PBS KIDS ON CHANNEL 13

AHAHHAHAHHAHHA
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26 / M / leaving planet earth
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Posted 2/3/09
Wow!Sex education in kindergarten?Later on you will see kids perform sexual acts with their patners at young age.
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Posted 2/4/09
enlighten me
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25 / F / Neverafter
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Posted 2/4/09
why in the world would they do such a thing?

stupid..
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Posted 2/10/09
its good to inform them while they are still young so that they'll be aware.. :"D
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23 / F / Tacloban City
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Posted 2/10/09
it's okay to teach sex education on elementary but on kidergarten??they're too young.WTF.
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22 / F / Philippines
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Posted 5/22/09
I think that inappropriate touching can be teach in the school but only on that point... no more of those other topics of it! But it's much better if it's the parents that will really teach them about it
Posted 5/22/09
i still have mixed feelings on this subject. children are gonna be curious about their body or the opposite sex's body. how to tell them is the difficult part.i wouldn't depend on the school to tell kids, but the parents themselves when they're ready to know....
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27 / M / In your room stea...
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Posted 5/22/09 , edited 5/22/09
It's not like teaching them at that age hurts anything, their probally not gonna remember much of it anyway, so its kinda pointless really, 3rd 4th or 5th grade would be better, they'd remember more of it that way.
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24 / M / Ilo-Ilo CT, Phili...
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Posted 5/22/09
haha..
their too young..they wont understand it..
"ahm.. mam, what is sex?"
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Posted 5/22/09
im going to put this into spoilers so as not to offend anyone

Posted 5/22/09
^ Lol, I don't think they're gonna be having sex any earlier, it's an urge that only really comes about during puberty, and surely if they're teaching it earlier it's to teach them safe sex, or not to have it at all (at least, I'd hope so)/
Still, I don't think kindergarten is a place for actual intercourse to be taught, at this age they're still finding out the opposite sex has different body parts XD I guess if they're teaching them that, and teaching why we in society should cover up these parts in public, then that's fine.

All of that relates to se, so it really depends what, specifically, they're teaching. I agree with teaching about different body parts, why you should cover them up in public, and even about 'bad touching', but not so far as to explain what sex is and the purpose of it. I think that's a bit much at such a young age, and even teenagers aren't mature enough to handle it sometimes (though it needs to be told then, for sure).
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