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    Abstinence only education

    What allyuh think? Is it really a good idea to teach this to our children. Or should they learn about sex, birth control and disease prevention from a young age.

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    Learn it all.
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    teaching them to be responsible can be better...

    telling kids to abstain is like showing the cat milk and expecting it not to drink

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    They say knowledge is power but some parents don't want their children to engage in extracurriculr acitvities so they don't want to make it easy for them by teaching them about birth control and such things. Religious people don't want their kids to learn about it either. Not to mention children are growing up faster and faster these days. Don't they need time to just be kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyanese_Princess View Post
    They say knowledge is power but some parents don't want their children to engage in extracurriculr acitvities so they don't want to make it easy for them by teaching them about birth control and such things. Religious people don't want their kids to learn about it either. Not to mention children are growing up faster and faster these days. Don't they need time to just be kids.
    We are here assuming that these kids don't know these extracurricular activities already.

    Had this long debate with our staff when there was the introduction of the abstinence club in our school system.

    It cannot hurt for it to be introduced and pushed but don't let us be naive to think that these kids aint already involved in activities. The ones that are need to learn how to protect themselves.

    So I agree with Chinky.. Learn it all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyanese_Princess View Post
    They say knowledge is power but some parents don't want their children to engage in extracurriculr acitvities so they don't want to make it easy for them by teaching them about birth control and such things. Religious people don't want their kids to learn about it either. Not to mention children are growing up faster and faster these days. Don't they need time to just be kids.
    Absolutely. But the world doesn't operate/function as a playground, so arm your children with PROPER information. It's about trying to keep them out of harms way, either by the hands of an opportunist or by their own doing.
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    There is good and bad on both sides of the argument. Ok so if we teach the children to use condoms and take the pill isn't that in a way condoning the behavior or in the extreme promoting slackness from a young age. But if we don't teach them about protection then the first boy that smiles at them send them home with a big belly. Even if some kids are physically mature enough they might not be emotionally mature enough to engage in sex and their precocious activites leave them with negative experiences that could potentially color their view of sex and relationships for the rest of their lives.

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    Abstinence only education is one of the reasons why the HIV rate is so high in many developing nations. In order to get aid from the US they had to to follow the education plan prescribed by Bush's Bible Belt special interest groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyanese_Princess View Post
    There is good and bad on both sides of the argument. Ok so if we teach the children to use condoms and take the pill isn't that in a way condoning the behavior or in the extreme promoting slackness from a young age. But if we don't teach them about protection then the first boy that smiles at them send them home with a big belly. Even if some kids are physically mature enough they might not be emotionally mature enough to engage in sex and their precocious activites leave them with negative experiences that could potentially color their view of sex and relationships for the rest of their lives.
    How is teaching someone how to protect themselves condoning/promoting slackness. It's no longer about coming home with big belly, but actually dying (HIV/AIDS). I'd rather teach my child all of it, rather than having them walk around with their head in the clouds about something that is so natural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinky eyes View Post
    How is teaching someone how to protect themselves condoning/promoting slackness. It's no longer about coming home with big belly, but actually dying (HIV/AIDS). I'd rather teach my child all of it, rather than having them walk around with their head in the clouds about something that is so natural.
    HIV has changed the issue and makes abstinence only an unrealistic option for many people. The majority would probably agree but according to abstinence only groups, the only morally correct behaviour for youths is abstinence so teaching about other approaches is promoting morally wrong behaviour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyanese_Princess View Post
    They say knowledge is power but some parents don't want their children to engage in extracurriculr acitvities so they don't want to make it easy for them by teaching them about birth control and such things. Religious people don't want their kids to learn about it either. Not to mention children are growing up faster and faster these days. Don't they need time to just be kids.

    No , they are really not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyanese_Princess View Post
    There is good and bad on both sides of the argument. Ok so if we teach the children to use condoms and take the pill isn't that in a way condoning the behavior or in the extreme promoting slackness from a young age. But if we don't teach them about protection then the first boy that smiles at them send them home with a big belly. Even if some kids are physically mature enough they might not be emotionally mature enough to engage in sex and their precocious activites leave them with negative experiences that could potentially color their view of sex and relationships for the rest of their lives.

    This thread remind me of the HBO movie "Our fathers". You know , its that movie about the priest who molested children. In the movie you learn about boys who are training to become priest that are never thought about anything involving sex (not even masturbation). The purpose of not educating kids about these things is so that the very thought of sex never even gets born in their minds , because they will know little of it to begin with. And this very same method mentally screwed up these boys as they went through puberty............. U should know the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BacchanalDiva View Post
    Abstinence only education is one of the reasons why the HIV rate is so high in many developing nations. In order to get aid from the US they had to to follow the education plan prescribed by Bush's Bible Belt special interest groups.
    lol ... Thats sooo wrong.

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    teach...

    dont want her to become a pervert like her dad..
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    This thread is so pointless. I'm really tired of always being right on imix or thinking better than everyone. Oh well.


    There is nothing you can tell stupid kids and they will comprehend it. Factually abstinence is clearly the best option if the admins are trying to decrease the spread of STDs and teenage pregnancy. I don't know which genius believe it's okay to teach kids not to have sex while telling them how to have safe sex. Thats not sending a strong/confident message to kids, and this also points out that you don't have much faith in your message to work or you don't have faith in the kids. Eventually the decision will be left up to the kids, and if they're already making poor choices with all the information they already have i'm pretty sure nothing will change. There is nothing wrong with both lessons, the kids just won't follow them. If you want to argue which is better, sure we can do that but really the only option is abstinence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoogie View Post
    This thread is so pointless. I'm really tired of always being right on imix or thinking better than everyone. Oh well.


    There is nothing you can tell stupid kids and they will comprehend it. Factually abstinence is clearly the best option if the admins are trying to decrease the spread of STDs and teenage pregnancy. I don't know which genius believe it's okay to teach kids not to have sex while telling them how to have safe sex. Thats not sending a strong/confident message to kids, and this also points out that you don't have much faith in your message to work or you don't have faith in the kids. Eventually the decision will be left up to the kids, and if they're already making poor choices with all the information they already have i'm pretty sure nothing will change. There is nothing wrong with both lessons, the kids just won't follow them. If you want to argue which is better, sure we can do that but really the only option is abstinence.
    Good job.

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