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    LONDON – Church and faith school leaders in the United Kingdom have criticized a bill passing through Parliament that seeks to make sex and relationships education compulsory for schoolchildren from the age of five.

    In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, the faith leaders said parents and guardians should be allowed to bring up their children in accordance with their own values and culture.

    They said the Labour Party's Children, Schools and Families Bill undermined this principle and was seeking to “impose a particular ideology” by introducing statutory sex and relationships education, something primary schools do not currently have to teach.
    Signatories of the letter included the director of the Family Education Trust, Norman Wells, the Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Rev Brian Noble, and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Britain’s Education Committee, Shahid Akmal.

    “Parents and guardians have the primary responsibility for bringing up their children in accordance with their own values and culture. A state which seeks to centralize responsibilities which are properly fulfilled by families is acting in an unjust manner and undermines the basis of a free society,” they said.

    Under the proposed bill, all publicly-funded primary and secondary schools will be forced to teach children as young as five about puberty and relationships in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education lessons. From the age of seven, children will learn about same-sex relationships, civil partnerships, marriage, divorce and separation, while secondary school children will learn about sexual activity, same-sex relationships, STDs and contraception.

    If the government manages to pass the bill before the general election is called, the legislation will come into effect across England in 2011.
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    I can't see any benefit in sexualizing children. So far, it appears that children with intensive sexual education do no better than children without that education in terms of contraception or disease-avoidance.

    In fact, the primary motivator to avoid pregnancy or diseases seems to be tied to class expectations. If a child's "career-track" includes high academic expectations, college, and entry into a middle-class work environment, then the incidences of pregnancy and disease are lower. If a child has few or no expectations of academic success or career ambition, then the numbers go way up.

    This all comes back to the parents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I can't see any benefit in sexualizing children. So far, it appears that children with intensive sexual education do no better than children without that education in terms of contraception or disease-avoidance.

    In fact, the primary motivator to avoid pregnancy or diseases seems to be tied to class expectations. If a child's "career-track" includes high academic expectations, college, and entry into a middle-class work environment, then the incidences of pregnancy and disease are lower. If a child has few or no expectations of academic success or career ambition, then the numbers go way up.

    This all comes back to the parents.


    Why trust the schools to do it, when Madison Avenue and Hollywood are so proficient at sexualizing children?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Why trust the schools to do it, when Madison Avenue and Hollywood are so proficient at sexualizing children?
    Here again, it's the parents who let their kids watch anything and the parents who happily pay for all the various products their children demand.
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