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Old Jun 27, '10, 12:40 am
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The DOE of the Philippines is trying to implement a Sex Education in the Philippines as early as grade 3(9 yrs old). What do you think of this...Ok or NOT Ok.
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Old Jun 27, '10, 5:15 am
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Well they did say they were going to remove whatever the U.N. added in the modules that was contrary to Church teaching (e.g. condoms, contraceptives etc). The DoE is also currently hoping to have dialogue with the Bishops on the matter so I think all Catholics should wait out till then (perhaps be concerned with other issues).

To be honest though, there are worse things the DoE should be dealing with right now. Like I don't know? Poor quality textbooks (and perhaps even teachers)?
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Old Jun 27, '10, 10:18 am
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Do you still think it's appropriate to open the eyes of 9 yr old children to such topic at such a young age? At that age, I was just concerned with playing which every 9 yr old usually is. I just think that's a bad idea. Innocence of the children should be kept as long as possible. Eventually, they'll lose it. It is something inevitable. It is something very precious also. I just hope that this is not something that PP got it's hands on.
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Do you still think it's appropriate to open the eyes of 9 yr old children to such topic at such a young age? At that age, I was just concerned with playing which every 9 yr old usually is. I just think that's a bad idea. Innocence of the children should be kept as long as possible. Eventually, they'll lose it. It is something inevitable. It is something very precious also. I just hope that this is not something that PP got it's hands on.
At nine maybe but take it another year or two and you'll find the age where I first learned that babies didn't come from storks. I wouldn't be too protective of them... unless you want your child to be shut off from the world entirely. :\
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At nine maybe but take it another year or two and you'll find the age where I first learned that babies didn't come from storks. I wouldn't be too protective of them... unless you want your child to be shut off from the world entirely. :\
Not that i want my kids to be totally ignorant of their sexuality but i think that there is a proper time to impart this kind of education to a person. Not at 9 yrs old. High school for me is a more appropriate age.
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Not that i want my kids to be totally ignorant of their sexuality but i think that there is a proper time to impart this kind of education to a person. Not at 9 yrs old. High school for me is a more appropriate age.
I respectfully disagree. I learned about the human reproductive system when I was around Grade V. The preteen years of perhaps 10-12 seem best because those are the years closest to the start of puberty and they (especially girls) are going to start asking a lot of questions. Furthermore, answering those questions in an unscientific manner is rather dangerous. I'm personally glad I learned about sexuality a little early before high school or otherwise I would've been very ignorant and gullible when confronted by more perverse classmates.
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That is why it should be age appropriate both the content and the language. I do not agree that it be included in the Elementary Curriculum... it should start in the Secondary Level... it should not be named Sex Education rather but I go for something like Sexual Morality.
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That is why it should be age appropriate both the content and the language. I do not agree that it be included in the Elementary Curriculum... it should start in the Secondary Level... it should not be named Sex Education rather but I go for something like Sexual Morality.
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I respectfully disagree. I learned about the human reproductive system when I was around Grade V. The preteen years of perhaps 10-12 seem best because those are the years closest to the start of puberty and they (especially girls) are going to start asking a lot of questions. Furthermore, answering those questions in an unscientific manner is rather dangerous. I'm personally glad I learned about sexuality a little early before high school or otherwise I would've been very ignorant and gullible when confronted by more perverse classmates.
The education on the reproductive system is ok. To teach the kids of how our body works is not what i call sex ed. That is part of our physiology and should be thought to our kids at a proper age. But to teach other stuff, like how to protect ourselves for STD's, is what i'm against.
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I respectfully disagree. I learned about the human reproductive system when I was around Grade V. The preteen years of perhaps 10-12 seem best because those are the years closest to the start of puberty and they (especially girls) are going to start asking a lot of questions. Furthermore, answering those questions in an unscientific manner is rather dangerous. I'm personally glad I learned about sexuality a little early before high school or otherwise I would've been very ignorant and gullible when confronted by more perverse classmates.
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This is exactly what i'm totally against and i quote what planned parenthood is saying in their website what kids should know at the age of 5:

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What Do Children Need to Know by Age Five?

By age five, children need to know
  • that love should make people feel good, safe, and wanted
  • that people's bodies are different sizes, shapes, and colors
  • how the bodies of girls and women are different from the bodies of boys and men
  • that people’s bodies belong to themselves
  • the correct names for all body parts, including sex and reproductive organs
  • how to talk about their sexual parts without feeling naughty
  • that it’s normal to touch one’s sex organs for pleasure
  • to seek privacy when touching one’s sex organs for pleasure
  • how a “baby” "gets in" and "gets out" of a woman’s body
  • that a woman does not have to have a baby unless she wants to
  • how to talk with trusted adults about sexual issues, questions, and concerns
  • how to say, "No," to unwanted touch
This is exactly what i'm all against of.
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What Do Children Need to Know by Age Five?

By age five, children need to know
  • that love should make people feel good, safe, and wanted
  • that people's bodies are different sizes, shapes, and colors
  • how the bodies of girls and women are different from the bodies of boys and men
  • that people’s bodies belong to themselves
  • the correct names for all body parts, including sex and reproductive organs
  • how to talk about their sexual parts without feeling naughty
  • that it’s normal to touch one’s sex organs for pleasure
  • to seek privacy when touching one’s sex organs for pleasure
  • how a “baby” "gets in" and "gets out" of a woman’s body
  • that a woman does not have to have a baby unless she wants to
  • how to talk with trusted adults about sexual issues, questions, and concerns
  • how to say, "No," to unwanted touch
This is exactly what i'm all against of.
Um, I said Grade V not age 5. Isn't Grade V mostly 10-11 year olds?

And no, I don't remember masturbation being a topic of an elementary school class. Don't think I'm advocating that please. In fact, we only tackled that issue during third year high school.
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Teaching the children about the scientific aspects is an okay thing. I personally learned that at around Grade 6.
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