“Children are still looking for information, they are hard-wired, I believe, to be curious about sexuality around puberty. My concern is that most of this is factual and age-appropriate knowledge — in an age where there is a deluge of sexualized content in the media to which many kids are exposed without supervision.”
“The point of education is providing information before you need it,” says Shannon Boodram, 24, and author of Laid, a collection of essays by youth about their sexual experiences. Through the book and website Boodram has heard countless stories from kids who become sexually active too early and regretted it, who got infections following unprotected sex and who didn’t believe they could turn to adults for help.”There is much more I’d like to say, but this is getting long enough ….. As a final thought, I would submit that we should not be afraid of this new curriculum. It may force us, as parents with clear beliefs and values around the area of sexuality, to engage in proactive ways in the sexual education of our children – but I, for one, think that is a good thing. Note: If you’ve only gone on hear-say regarding these proposed curriculum changes, then I urge you to read through the actual source material. Check out this link. Given that the whole document is 200 pages – consider this link for a 3 page summary of the proposed changes.