www.sex.edu… Porn or Important?

By Posted: Mar 30, 2008 Sun 11:30 AM

“Sex education? But she is so young. She shouldn’t be exposed to ‘adult stuff’ so early!”

You wish to keep your children away from sex education for fear of their minds getting polluted. You might feel that talking or reading about sex is outrageously vulgar. You learnt everything about it when it was the right time and the right age for it, and that too without any formal education… then why should your child’s textbook look like an adult magazine?

True, if sex education is introduced at the sub-junior level in school, your child might get exposed to “adult stuff” quite early. But think about it this way. With the media and communication revolution, children are already getting exposed to explicit content through films, television, Internet and a hundred other channels.
You must have heard this famous saying a hundred times before, “prevention is better than cure”!

Formal sex education is not adding to these sources of exposure, instead preventing your child to be misguided or carried away from this explicit exposure!

We are well aware of the vulnerability of adolescents. Formal sex education will only help them understand the phenomenon in a matured manner. All other sources give them information in bits and pieces, and leave it to them to interpret it in their own way, with their own immature mind.

Counselors across the country strongly believe that formal sex education is imperative for the overall development of the children of today and to prepare them for a safe tomorrow. “Safe sex is a very important part of our lives and it is imperative for students to understand this fact.” Says Priyamvada, a Students’ Counselor at a private school.

You too can take a step in this direction, by talking to your child about sex, STDs and related issues. This way, your child will also feel free to discuss his/her doubts or if in case there is some other problem. If your child is not free at home, he/she will seek solutions from friends and other companions who are equally unaware of the complete phenomenon.

In today’s times, formal sex education is an imperative part of a child’s overall education. And till that happens, you need to take up the responsibility yourself… because it is so rightly said, “partial information is more dangerous”.

 
 
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