There was a time when children were not aware of sex during the school days, however the modern day children are not just well aware of the word sex, but in fact a lot of them even get into action before they leave school. The biggest challenge that many parents face is talking about the sensitive topic with their children. This is the place where we can make difference and make our children understand the real meaning and importance of this word.
Sex education in schools
A lot of schools worldwide have Incorporated the practice of teaching children importance of sex at the right time. As much as it is necessary for children to understand the word sex, it is equally essential that they should know when to say no. Considering the growing numbers of kids who are sexually active by choice, there are also many kids that are forced into it. As much as it is essential to say no it is equally important to understand the word no.
When is the right time to teach children?
Although there is a lot of debate going on between authorities of the school and parents with a variety of opinion, the biggest question that arises is when is the right time to teach children and give them the right sex education. Another topic of discussion that is still in dilemma is getting children to understand the pros and cons of their actions.
Every country is taking equal interest and coming up with different ways to highlight sexual education in kids. The one thing that we are yet to understand is weather sex education should be a separate topic on its own or just a blend in the form of a workshop or school seminar. Some people emphasize that it would be a good idea to have this as a separate topic, so that it can cover different aspects of sex and help children in understanding the pros and cons of indulging into sex or having a sex life.
Is it only in the hands of the teacher or even the parent as well?
As much as it is uncomfortable for some parents to talk to their children about it, the fact of the matter is that, this is the reality that our children are surrounded by. Although the school is responsible to ensure that our children get the right direction in life, it is equally important that parents play their whole and do their part. While schools can provide a support system, it is the parent’s job of guiding children as well. This is why it is important that the school and the parents do their part equally to ensure that children get the right sex education, which can help them in making the right choices.