Children Should Be Not Taught Sex Education

974 WordsOct 21, 20154 Pages
There is little to no argument from anyone that children should be not taught Sex Education. It’s a vital part of human existence and can prevent a lot of harm. However, the real question is not doing it but from whom is the adolescent hearing it from. It’s been common in the United States since the 1980’s for almost every school to offer some form of Sex education. Even as early as Elementary years. The real debate on the issue is whether or not the school system is doing it properly or even whether or not it’s their job at all. Sex education was not always such a common thing. Adults were concerned that it actually encouraged children to engage in sexual activities. However, after the “Free Love” movement in the 1960s and 1970s and the AIDS scare in the 1980s, a lot of that thinking changed. The “Free Love” movement turned from an idealistic haven of woman’s burgeoning sexual freedom to a despair that brought a huge influx of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. This caused a terror to fill the nation in just a decade. Obviously it seemed like the only thing to do was teach about how to have “Safe Sex” because it was unreasonable to expect abstinence from the younger generation. According to the Future of Sex Education (FoSE), “By 1989, 23 states had passed mandates for sexuality education, an additional 23 states strongly encouraged sex education, 33 mandated AIDS education and 17 additional states recommended it.” The United States has become gradually more and more
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