Many schools teach sex education to children. Teaching sex education can help children in many ways as well informing them about what they should do and not do. Many young men and woman start puberty at an early age which is why they should know about sex. As it is stated in the selection, “Sex education has aimed mostly at saving young girls from early sex --- and, therefore ---- from sexually transmitted disease, while preserving the institutions of marriage and family” (Friedman 773). Therefore, for the reason being that many young girls and boys need to be informed about sex education.
Sex Education over the years has provided the necessary information about precautions, along with consequences that means to be sexually active. Moreover, it allows high schools to educate themselves about an aspect of their life that will always be important factor of their love relationship. Every action and decision towards any element in life will inevitably produce a result, and a response. The ignorance of many teens leads them to make stupid decisions that can change their future. I support the idea of implementing sex education at middle and elementary schools.
Surveys have proven that teenagers are sexually active. Instead of fighting something that cannot be prevented, we should do everything we can to be sure these teenagers are having safe sex. We must focus on educating our youth so they can make informed decisions about their own health and sexual activity. Some parents find it uncomfortable to discuss sex education with their children. Sex education topics, whether it is safe sex practices or abstinence, should be taught in an educational setting and taught by trained professional teachers.
Sex education is redefined in terms of emotional and psychological aspects of sex (Kirkendall and Hamilton, 1954). Sex education is a process through which information is delivered to the group of young adolescents and takes into account all the happenings that occur during the period of growth from childhood to mature adults (Esere, 2008). Formal sex education, following a curriculum based plan, is a key strategy for promoting safer sexual behaviors for adolescents (Lindberg and Maddow, 2012). A comprehensive sex education is a very fundamental part of making the young children equipped with essential skills to help them achieve a healthy family life, thus this idea of promoting comprehensive sex education is highly supported by the U.S health professionals (Lindberg et al., 2006). The idea of teaching sex education is supported but the thought process is that which values should be taught and the attitudes towards the teaching of sex education (Marsman and Herold, 1986).
As media communication is evolving now, students may access to any sites that provides nude and pornography. In that case, schools played a big part in educating students about sex education as early as possible because they will eventually find out about sex as they grow up and being exposed by media and peers. In addition, although some parents think that they have the most right in giving sex education to their children, yet, school do a better job influencing students and have more time to influence students. Some parents agreed that if sex education be taught at home, they, parents can also convey religious value but they also have the least time with their children compared to school. Undeniable that parents should give sex education to their children, aside from that, one who should strengthen the information received and making sure it is correct is school.
For my research paper I wanted to go into more detail about sex education being taught in schools and by parents. Who does the responsibility fall under? Should it be taught at home by parents or at school by teachers? Parents attempts at sexual education leaves teenagers curious, misinformed and more at risk to find themselves facing the reality of disease and unplanned pregnancies. Therefore, sex education should remain a part of middle and high school public education curriculums.
As Royster, a man who was interviewed for an CDC article about sex education, stated from youth individuals, “There is no one in school teaching me how to protect myself. I didn 't learn about this in school.” (“CDC Reports Rise In Teen Pregnancy, STD Rates”). Parents have the right in this world to not accept the fact of teachers being the person to educate their teenagers sex education in schools. Teens have huge opportunities in life they can succeed in, for an example teen pregnancy can lower the chance of a teen finishing high school or going to the college she dreamed of. Not all parents will end up educating their teenagers about sex education, mainly because some parents do not want to teach their teenagers because it will make them want to experiment while some parents are also uncomfortable talking to their teenagers about sex education, parents told the authors of The Parents Role article (“The Parent 's Role").
Therefore this paper will included the pros and cons on the war of sex orientation due to the teachings of sex educational classes and abstinence. What is the difference between sex education and abstinence? Sex education is a term used to describe education about sexual intercourse, sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction and other aspects of human sexual behavior. Schools that offer sex education class (sex ed) often try to educate students so that they will not go out in the world without knowledge of such activities. Teenagers often have an idea what it is but may not understand it or know of the health risks of the sexual action.
“Teachers are not always adequately trained to teach sexual education and may violate their own beliefs or morals on the subject rather than continuing with the facts” (Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons). When teaching sex education the teacher could possibly impose their own thoughts on what they think the students should do, rather than providing their students with the proper education on how to stay safe when they become sexually active. Educators now recognize that decision making and communication skills should be covered in secuality education curricula” (Landry). Many teachers could also feel uncomfortable when talking about sex with their students because of their own opinion. At fifth and sixth-grade “…classroom teachers are the largest category of sexuality education teacher (77%), while 13% are school nurses and 10% are physical or health education or science teachers”
The debate concerning where sex education should be taught seem to be intensifying as days progress. The rift between those who believe that it should be a school obligation to teach the children sex education and those who believe it should be a parent’s duty continues to widen. This paper gives a detailed analysis into this matter to make you more informed and help lessen the heat that surrounds this debate. Schools are very instrumental for the development of the child. Modern parents are so busy to an extent they do not have time to spend with their children.