What Age Should SEX EDUCATION Begin?!?!

Michelle Lurence
12/21/14
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BACKGROUND INFO

Puberty is hitting kids at a much younger age and sex education is very important. Schools are not supplying kids with the right information and skills to become sexually healthy adults.

In american culture it is to be belived that if you teach you child sex education at a early age it will cause them to have sex. "30 years of public health research clearly demonstrates that when young people receive such education, they are more likely to delay sexual initiation". Keeping kids from learning from sexual education will not prevent them from having sex it will just make them ignorant

"Early elementary school students need to learn the proper names for their body parts, the difference between good touch and bad touch, and ways in which they can be a good friend Fourth- and fifth-graders need information about puberty and their changing bodies, Internet safety, and the harmful impact of bullying. And seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders are ready for information about body image, reproduction, Schools Should Start the Lessons in Kindergarten bstinence, contraception, H.I.V. and disease prevention, communication"

STRUCTURAL FUNCTION

Children will understand the folkways and mores of society when it comes to sexual relations

"when young people recive sexual education, they are more likely to delay sexual initiation"

To ensure that kids know the consequences and the purpose of having sex

SOCIAL CONFLICT

"Withholding information about sex and sexuality will not keep children safe; it will only keep them ignorant"

"Real or perceived controversy keep schools from providing young people with the information and skills they need to become sexually healthy adults."

"The cultural belief that teaching young people about sex will cause them to have sex."

parents are not teaching children about sex ed because of the fear they will ruin thier inocence

SYMBOLIC INTERACTION

science research says "About half of all young people begin having sex by age 17. Providing a foundation of quality sex education is the only way to ensure that young people will grow into sexually healthy adults."

"Sharing a book with a young child, or letting an older child read one independently, often leads to questions and conversations about sexual health."

"Most often, parents are their children’s first sex education teachers. But as kids grow older, their doctor or nurse, classroom teacher, librarian, science teacher, or sometimes a clergy member also can help educate our kids."

PERSONAL OPINION

I believe in our culture we are taught its a folkway to speak about sex to younger kids because it will cause them to have sex. People might believe that if we teach them it will make our society dysfunctional. It might just be a latent result and they could end up with an unplanned pregnancy or worse a sexually transmitted diseases. Marx would think that this is unjust treatment towards the knowledge of kids who are not having a say in the matter.

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