Sex Education in Schools
October 29, 2020
For this week’s main post, answer the following questions. Be sure to include factual, properly cited information in your post.
• To what extent should the schools be responsible for teaching sex education? To what extent should sex education be left to parents? Who should handle education about STDs?
Today’s kids are inundated with sex. There is nudity on the Internet, sex in the movies, and intimations of sex in popular music. All schools and teachers face the problem of how to help these kids grow into sexually healthy adults by encouraging safe behaviors without stepping on the toes of their parents. Two types of sex education programs have evolved in response to this challenge abstinence-only sex education and abstinence plus (sometimes called “comprehensive”) sex education.
If parents do not teach their children about sex and sexuality, then they will learn about it from somewhere else, and an opportunity to instill family values may be missed. A child’s exposure to information about sex begins much earlier than many parents imagine. Not speaking with children about sex means parents will have little control over what and how they learn about sex.
A health professional when handle education about STDs. A health professional is more educated and able to diagnose you if you possibly have something and treat you. It is safer to take it up with a health professional because if you do have something serious you can get it handle right then in there instead of just education and advise. They are also about to get you test you would like during educational appointments.
Coon, D., Mitterer, J.O., & Martini, T. (2019). Introduction to psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior (15th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning. pages 371 – 373.