It’s an unsolvable problem. Some people feel this is something for the family to do. Others prefer to be left out of it and are quite relieved…ahem…when the state steps in to cover their lack of parenting fortitude.
Religion, culture, whatever the state school systems come up with, you can bet your bottom dollar the majority will be unhappy with it.
And still, we seem to have gotten on just fine over the decades.
Perhaps just hit the high notes and focus on health and safety, then let nature take care of the rest.
The Ministry of Education is offering schools professional development programmes to help teachers deliver sexuality education after a major overhaul of the health curriculum six months ago.
Lesley Hoskin, associate deputy secretary student achievement, said the Ministry worked with sexual health experts, teachers and health professionals to update guidelines to give schools a clearer understanding of what they needed to consider when covering sexuality education.
The revision took into account changing social climates, recent youth health research and broader understandings about sexuality and sexuality education. Read more »