Government poised to rule out compulsory sex education for five-year-olds

Nov 22, 2015 by

by Mark Leftly, Independent: The Government is poised to rule out the compulsory teaching of sex and relationship education to children as young as five in the New Year. The news will dash the hopes of many experts and the Commons Education Committee, who want compulsory sex education and broader personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) for primary and secondary schools. They believe this will help to prevent young people from carrying out abusive sexual behaviour – a rape occurs on UK school premises more than once every academic day. At least a fifth of sexual offences at schools are committed by children. Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, vowed to improve sex education and PSHE after the select committee recommended, earlier this year, introducing them as statutory subjects in primary and secondary schools. Sex education is already compulsory at most secondary schools, though not at academies. It is...

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Thank you, Toronto Star, for ignoring my work

Nov 18, 2015 by

By Miriam Grossman MD: A few weeks ago, at the invitation of several parent organizations, I traveled from New York to Toronto and addressed a crowd of almost one thousand people. It was dinner time and mid-week, but we ran out of chairs. When the topic is graphic sex education for children, people show up. The sex ed portion of the curriculum imposed by liberal premier Kathleen Wynne, I explained, is not about health, but about molding the attitudes of children. The goal is to produce students who respect and affirm nearly any type of sexual lifestyle. Teachers will promote an ideology which has nothing to do with disease prevention and everything to do with sexual license. My talk (watch it here) and accompanying PowerPoint included lots of hard science: the immature cervix, the physiology of the vagina and rectum, the differentiation of the embryonic brain, and the prefrontal...

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Why is the government giving preferential treatment to those backing compulsory sex education in schools?

Nov 17, 2015 by

By Peter Saunders, Christian Medical Fellowship: Campaigners are pushing for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory in all English schools. Currently local authority maintained schools in England are obliged (See House of Commons briefing) to teach SRE from age 11 (year 7) upwards, and must have regard to theGovernment’s SRE guidance. Academies and free schools, the majority in secondary education in England, do not have to follow the National Curriculum and so are not under this obligation. But if they do decide to teach SRE, they must also have regard to the guidance. Parents are free to withdraw their children from SRE if they wish to do so, although few do so in practice. The only exceptions to this are the biological aspects of human growth and reproduction that are essential elements of National Curriculum Science. But this could all soon change. […]  The Commons Education...

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Ten things Canadian parents need to know about the new sex ed

Nov 11, 2015 by

From IMFC: In 2010, Ontario unveiled a new sex ed curriculum for children in grades one through eight. When parents saw what was in it, there was such an uproar that the government immediately withdrew it. They said they’d re-examine it, and they promised to consult with parents. But it’s not clear they did. And now it’s back. From the technical names of genitalia at age six to gender identity at age eight, to anal and oral sex at age twelve, to a “personal plan” for sex at age thirteen – many parents say it’s too much, too soon. Read and watch video here...

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New video nails major problems in Ontario’s radical sex ed plan

Oct 21, 2015 by

By Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: The Ontario Liberal government’s new sex ed program for schools ignores marriage and love, and normalizes teen sex while minimizing its risks to health and future relationships, according to a hard-hitting but soft-spoken video released on October 15 by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. “We wanted to provide parents with an accessible, research-based resource,” IMF Canada’s Peter Jon Mitchell told LifeSiteNews. IMF Canada, an offshoot of American conservative Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, calls its low-key but dramatic seven-minute expose, “10 things parents need to know about the new sex ed.” Read here...

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Our children as gay champions?

Oct 16, 2015 by

By Lisa Nolland, Evangelicals Now: In this two part series Dr Lisa Nolland explores alarming aspects of popular sex and relationship curricula and what we can do about it.  As many in church settings operate with a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ model, they fail to see the damage being done in their midst: the tacit sexualisation of many children and young people and their loss of an orthodox Christian sex ethic. Unless we up our game we are well on the way to losing our under 18s. Part 1 Part 2...

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