April 15th, 2013
Sexual Education in Elementary School
In Canada, present day elementary school students are not properly educated in sexual behaviour. Students between the ages of 10-16 are not prepared when it comes to making a decision. At this age, popular opinion would be to abstain from sexual connection, but this is not always the case. School’s that have strong Sexual Education programs, have showed just how effective it is and how it can prevent unwanted pregnancies, STD’s and STI’s. Sexual Education has proved to be both successful and useful; therefore Sexual Education should be mandatory in elementary school.
Elementary schools students are becoming a target within the world. These students are not being educated on the precautions and consequences of un-safe sex, or sexually related actions. Ontario’s Premier, Dalton McGuinty, released a new curriculum for sex education among elementary school children which included the introduction of same sex marriages and proper terminology of genitals starting in grade one and progressing through to grade three. Parents immediately acted upon this and shot down the new curriculum while health experts believe that it would be an important update for the internet age (The Canadian Press). Dalton McGuinty is standing by his change in the curriculum and believes that it will be a good change and that students will be well educated on sexual relations. On the other hand Education Minister, Leona Dombrowsky, believes that McGuinty should not go forward with this and that they need to put the parent’s beliefs and concerns before the student’s health (The Canadian Press). The government is hiding these students from the reality of sex education and therefore these students are losing out and will not be able to take the proper precautions in the future.
Sexual education has become an important topic of debate all over the world. Many countries all...
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