posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 05:58 AM
I definitely think sex education should be taught in schools; as to whether it should be taught as early as 4th grade, eh, that's where the line gets
blurry. I'm thinking 6th grade would be a better time to start. I'm sure things have changed in even the past 10-15 years, but I know in 4th grade
I didn't know a thing about sex. So yea, 15 years or so ago when I was in 4th grade, sex education probably would have given me some ideas, so it
would have done more harm than good But sex is alot more prevalent nowadays, so maybe 4th grades know alot about it already, shrug. But either
way I would think that's a lil too early to start it.
6th grade seems reasonable enough. Usually by that age most kids are beginning to understand what sex is, so it's best to educate them then,
especially about safe sex. And I also think safe sex should be taught in school, not just abstinence. You won't prevent kids from having sex if
they want to, no matter how much you preach abstinence, so it's best just to educate them on how they can prevent pregnancy, STDs, etc.