Do we need sex education in our schools ?

May 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm 7 comments

                             It’s been a long time I want to write something about sex education India. But somehow I forget it. But after reading smitha’s and Indian homemakers post and also after reading this article , I got enough motivation to write about my views about the same in my blog.

                       Last month a parliamentary committee stated that inclusion of sex education and related topics in biology chapters before +2 should be avoided. The committee also said that “Students should also be made aware that child marriage is illegal and is injuries to the health of girl child. They should also be educated that consensual sex below 16 years of age amounts to rape”. So my question is if the children won’t get the appropriate information about the same from proper medium (I guess it is school because many of the parents are so conservative and they may not be simply comfortable to discuss these topic with there kids).If they won’t get the information from proper channel, then probably they will depend on half baked and exaggerated information from friends, pornography or from some stinky/sleazy magazine.

                    We can’t blame them for this because at the age of 12-14 most of the kids will be curious about everything and this  curiosity  may lead those innocent ones to dangerous pits like getting wrong information’s from wrong sources and also sometimes it will be  end up making themselves another victim of a child abuse or something like that. I already told in my previous post about the troubles caused by uneducated ministers. Did anybody think for a moment why in our country so much child abusing happening. I have read in some article (guess in Indian today) that a good percentage of children are sexually abused before 15(most of them are abused by there close ones).why it is happening to our kids? At younger level it is up to there parents to teach there kids about the importance of body and all. The parents also teach them to say NO to anyone, if they touch them or talk to them in an uncomfortable and unusual way .In most of the cases poor innocent kids don’t know what is happening to them until everything got over. If we give proper education to kids, we can reduce child abuse to a big extend.

                        Another thing is like now day’s kids are very fast. They have proper access to learn everything. They are getting access to what they suppose to know and what they not suppose to know at there age. In this cyber world, it is not just techies who is depended on sites like google 2 get information.Itz not a big thing that 10 year old kid is also googling for information now a days. So just imagine out of curiosity if he searches for those terms in net, what results he will get in web? (I know I don’t have to explain that here).Just think about it and how his innocent mind will be poisoned? 

                    That’s why I’m suggesting proper education should be given to kids about sex, child abuse, pregnancy, STD’s like HIV/AIDS, Physical and Mental Development in Adolescents(many children are confused about it and they don’t know to whom these things will be asked) etc. The parents also can help them to learn all essential things in a sensible way (if they don’t want there kids to get stinking ideas from wrong sources) and if they are uncomfortable, they can handover some healthy books or magazines to them or ask some of there matured sibling’s or cousin’s to explain these things in a sensible and respectable way

                                              What I’m trying to say here is just make them aware the essential things in a healthy and sensible way, (not glorifying PMS and all).So that we can avoid them going to wrong sources to get wrong information and also can prevent them getting abused (when they get enough information, they will seldom encourage ‘abusers’ or protest against them from doing so or will tell there parents about it).So do we need our kids, siblings to learn things from proper resource?. What do you think ……………………

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shail  |  May 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I agree with your views here. If sex education is deferred in schools till +2 stage it is only going to harm in the long run.

    Reply
    • 2. anishthomas  |  May 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm

      Welcome to my page shail.Thank you for dropping a comment.@ it is only going to harm in the long run-We are seeing the ‘aftereffects’ in regional newspapers everyday.

      Reply
  • 3. Ordinary Guy  |  May 15, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I think it is required………. coz the bullshiting that is going on in our country has to stop!!!!

    Reply
    • 4. anishthomas  |  May 16, 2009 at 12:52 pm

      True ajith….U said it 🙂 ….

      Reply
  • 5. Indian Homemaker  |  May 18, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I agree with you Anish Child Abuse can be reduced if the kids are well informed and confident.

    Along with Sex Education, they should also know that they would never be blamed if they are in any way sexually assaulted.

    And also that if they are uncomfortable they should have no fear of elders or authority figures (like teachers, coaches etc) – they should not hesitate to complain.

    Reply
    • 6. anishthomas  |  May 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm

      yeahhh very true IHM….thanks for adding those points.Many times the kids hesitate to complain because they are scared.they don’t know how the elders will react if they came to know about it.It is up to us to give awareness to our children….So that they can protect themselves up to a extend…….

      Reply
  • 7. peeing in diaper  |  July 19, 2009 at 4:05 am

    hm.. cognitively 🙂

    Reply

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