Various states will begin to roll out a new sex ed program to grade school children. In New York a $127 million dollar program has been rolled out as a mandate, students will be taught a semester of sex education in 6th or 7th grade and then again in 9th or 10th grade. The suggested curriculum is HealthSmart for middle school and Reducing the Risk for high school.
Officials in Switzerland were plowing ahead with a controversial sexual education program for school children as young as four despite outcry from parents furious over the candid program and the use of a “sex box.” Elementary school children, including kindergartners, in Basel, Switzerland, will reportedly be learning about the pleasures of sex through the use of toys made to look like male and female genitalia, according to reports from Swiss media. The toys are part of a kit to be given to teachers that includes dolls, books, and wooden penises, among other things.
In an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick, Basel education minister Christoph Eymann revealed that officials had received more than 3,000 letters of complaint sent in by parents who think the sex education program goes too far.
Eymann said that, unfortunately, the education of children on the subject of sex had been left to the schools since parents were not doing their jobs at home. When asked about the program’s aim of teaching children that “touch can be pleasurable,” Eymann said the actual objective was to help children differentiate between good and bad touches. Read More