Sex education in school is a hot topic! After reading chapter 7 this thread
has a couple of questions for you to consider. Please answer the following…
What kind, if any, sex education classes were offered
in your school? Did they include things such as sexual orientation and
distributing condoms? Or was it a “just don’t do it!” type of
Do you think the classes you were offered were
Would you want your own son or daughter to get the same
sex education? Why or why not?
What changes would you make about sex education in your
- In what grade should sex education start?
Sex Education Discussion
1. Back in high school, every 10th grade student had to take a sexual education class. This class was what I would call a textbook class, where wew went over facts and overall knowledge covering the topic area. This was not a “just don’t do it” class.
2. I would have to say that they were not effective, as the classes were mostly not taken seriously.
3. I would hope taht they education my son/daughter would recieve would be taught in a way that makes them truly understand the choices they make. So in this case, I simply hope the class would truly get through to them. In other words, yes I would like for my son/daughter to go through such a class.
4. The teacher who had taught this class himself was a jokester, so the main thing I would change is to have a teacher that is serious about the topic, and truly wants to get through to students.
5. In my school, sex education was brought up in 6th grade, but was not really a main topic of a course until 9th grade. I would keep this age range the same.
Week 5 Discussion
In high school I took a gym class freshman year that had a sex education course within the class that was required for all freshman to take to graduate high school. We were taught about the different diseases, how to use a condom, how to practice safe sex, etc. In my opinion I think the class was amazingly effective because It was a thorough course that taught us teens everything we needed to know about sex and the consequences of safe and un-safe sex. As a teenager in high school our hormones start to kick in because we are getting to that faze in life where we decide if we like boys or girls. I would love for my daughter or son to get the exact same sex education because I know they will be taught the right things that will protect them during sexual intercourse. I would not make any changes to the sex education course because I feel every point that needed to be covered was covered. The course was more in depth than I expected it to be which was great for all of us students. Sex education should start freshman year of high school like it did for me. If it is taught freshman year, then kids can use that knowledge to carry them throughout their entire high school careers in making sure they make the right choices.