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OAKLAND -- The morning after receiving a letter about "sexually explicit behavior" that may have occurred in a second-grade classroom last week, parents arrived at Markham Elementary School wondering what had taken place and whether the rumors were true.
Maria and Susana Garcia, sisters whose children are in kindergarten and first grade at Markham, said the reports made them feel uneasy and worried.
"You leave your child at school because you trust that they're going to be safe," Susana Garcia said Friday.
Oakland school district officials say the principal received a report Wednesday that two second-graders engaged in oral sex during class while the teacher was present, and that
some students from the same classroom were clowning around, partially undressed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-gbbIp34KwOAKLAND -- The morning after receiving a letter about "sexually explicit... more
Sex and civic education in schools in Europe is an “attack” on religious freedom, Pope Benedict XVI said on Monday, following a Vatican row with Spain over a new course promoting liberal values.Sex and civic education in schools in Europe is an “attack” on religious... more
Sex education will be part of the curriculum of a New Zealand business school because managers say many of its students from Asia are 'sexually ignorant'. http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/toi/International/45072Sex education will be part of the curriculum of a New Zealand business school because... more
You want a steamier sex life but there is more to it then candlelight and lingerie. There are actual tried-and-true methods for getting better stimulated and having hotter sex with suggestions that will surprise and thrill your partner. When we first learn about sex, especially as women, we are basically taught that missionary is the position for us. But let’s face it, we are grown up and it is time to become a "big girl" in the bedroom. If you are still in the old school mindset that the man needs to do the all the work in the bedroom, then let me offer you this wake up call, it is time for you to become a "position girl.", http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/latest-news/921901/FeaturedArticles/14/54/14You want a steamier sex life but there is more to it then candlelight and lingerie.... more
NEWSER) – While US teen pregnancy rates are falling overall, some states currently have dramatically higher rates than others, according to a new CDC study—and they just happen to be states emphasizing abstinence-only sex education. In New England, for example, 2008 birth rates stood at less than 25 per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19. But in Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, rates run higher than 60 per 1,000 teens.
Planned Parenthood immediately issued a statement noting the “crystal clear” education correlation. The Hill also points to another recent report from a women’s reproductive health group, which found that all five states with the highest teen birth rates require abstinence be stressed in school, while the four with the lowest rates do not. The CDC considers teen pregnancy a public health issue, because babies born to teens are more likely to be born prematurely, and die as infants.
http://www.newser.com/story/103447/abstinence-only-states-have-more-teen-pregnancy.htmlNEWSER) – While US teen pregnancy rates are falling overall, some states... more
In my day, Just Say No was Just Don't Say Anything. Moms and Dads, more often than not, didn't have "the talk" because of their own shocking lack of knowledge or because they were too embarrassed. Of course, that left teens to their own sexual education.In my day, Just Say No was Just Don't Say Anything. Moms and Dads, more often... more
A fully-clothed Benedict Garrett, who has been working as a porn star
A high school sex education teacher has admitted moonlighting - as a porn star.
Benedict Garrett had been outed as a stripper after pupils stumbled upon a website promoting his services as 'Johnny Anglais'.
But now it has emerged that on top of his stripping routines, he also films sex scenes for titles such as European Honeyz 4.
And he admits he doesn't always use protection when performing for the camera - despite his role promoting safe sex to teenagers.
Mr Garrett, 30, who has been suspended as a department head by school chiefs, told The Sun: 'I'm not ashamed of what I've done.
'It is something I do in my personal life that doesn't go against anything I teach the kids.
'There are many more immoral ways to earn money than romping in front of the camera.
'Lawyers defend paedophiles, bankers raise money using questionable means and large corporations often put finances ahead of the government.'
He added that he doesn't use condoms when performing because he believes the risk of catching anything from a fellow porn star is 'minute'.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1294041/Sex-education-teacher-admits-double-life-porn-star.html#ixzz0tiKV3HEsA fully-clothed Benedict Garrett, who has been working as a porn star A high school... more
There is growing debate in the Helena, Montana school district over plans to include Human Sexuality education as part of the health curriculum in grades K-12. Emotions are running high as parents are vehemently objecting to this plan and educators seem intent on implementing it.There is growing debate in the Helena, Montana school district over plans to include... more
The Helena Montana school board’s new health curriculum for students K-12 includes teaching about homosexuality in first grade and different types of sex in fifth grade. The board has invited the public to a July 13th discussion of the new program.The Helena Montana school board’s new health curriculum for students K-12... more
Sex education in this country is a mess. Plans to add compulsory lessons to the national curriculum were dropped this year, parents are generally too mortified to talk to their kids and – fuelled by schoolyard anecdotes and internet half-truths – the UK has found itself with one of the worst teenage pregnancy rates in the developed world. Something has to be done.
Fortunately, Anna Richardson – accompanied by her impossibly shiny hair – has decided to do it. A teen-themed series of The Sex Education Show is running on Channel 4 this week, on a mission to provide upfront information to teenagers around the country. It's an undeniably noble cause, but does televised sex education work?
Doortje Braeken of the International Planned Parenthood Federation thinks it could. She praises the idea of television as a method for young people to complement their existing knowledge, as long as it's "based on facts, comprehensive, gender sensitive and has a positive approach to sexuality". She says that shows of this ilk need to be part of a wider dialogue, which is something that The Sex Education Show – with its near-encyclopaedic two-way website and exhaustive list of links to advice centres and helplines – is definitely trying to do.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/jul/07/sex-education-show-tvSex education in this country is a mess. Plans to add compulsory lessons to the... more
Attention video games lovers! New game "Privates" is coming to the market and will teach you everything about STDs and their remedies by making your learning process FUN! The best part - PC version will be FREE to load!
http://condomelite.com/condoms/2010/06/14/video-game-pc-safe-sex-education-xbox-condoms/Attention video games lovers! New game "Privates" is coming to the market... more
The CDC just released the results of a periodic survey that measures teen attitudes toward sex. The most shocking change was in the rising number of teens who have a positive attitude about teen pregnancy and the number who reported using the rhythm birth control method.
http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2010/06/03/1-in-4-teens-would-be-pleased-to-take-part-in-a-pregnancy/The CDC just released the results of a periodic survey that measures teen attitudes... more
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and I've created a video of a story that happens ALL THE TIME. Many ask why she didn't do this or why she did that but in reality, it's what most people would do.
I have the embeded from Youtube but I can upload a better one if needs be.April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and I've created a video of a story that... more
A study out of King Saud University’s Special Education Department recommends that the Kingdom’s public schools should include sexual health education for kids. However, representatives from the Ministry of Education are unsure about its place in the classroom.
The study, which surveyed 200 couples from the Eastern and Riyadh provinces, found that 80 percent of parents (aged 20 to 60) approve of sex education in schools and 43 percent report that they are hesitant to provide this type of education themselves.A study out of King Saud University’s Special Education Department recommends... more
This generous teacher, who today admitted to doing great favors for a couple of teen boys, is facing 10 years for it.
The fact that she faces 10 years is a travesty. She has been in jail since her original arrest. Cut her loose with credit for time served and a warning to keep it legal from now on.
Boys need to keep their mouths shut and not assist the police in convicting those that help you out like that.
These ideas are just for starters...http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/12/florida.teacher.student.sex/index.html This... more
AOL News (April 7) -- A Wisconsin district attorney is urging schools to drop their sex-education programs, warning that the teachers involved could be arrested if they follow a new state law requiring them to instruct students on how to use condoms and other contraceptives.
In light of a letter from Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth, leaders at the five school districts in the county are evaluating what to do now, New Lisbon School District Superintendent Tom Andres told AOL News today.
"I don't intend to put our teachers in harm's way," he said. "We were just about to meet to discuss how to comply with the new law. Then this letter came, and this is another piece of the puzzle that we'll have to consider as we figure out how to move forward."
Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth sent a letter to leaders at the county's five school districts, warning them to stop their sex-education programs or risk the arrest of teachers if they follow a new state law requiring them to instruct students how to use condoms and other contraceptives.
The state law, called the Healthy Youth Act, took effect in March. Starting this fall, it requires schools with sex-education courses to teach students medically accurate, age-appropriate information, including how to use birth control and prevent sexually transmitted diseases. It also requires the classes to include information about how to recognize signs of abuse and how alcohol can affect decision making.
Parents will be permitted to remove their children from sex-education classes, as they could under previous state law. Schools also will be allowed the choice of whether to offer sex education, but must notify parents if they decide not to.
In his letter, Southworth told school district leaders the new law promotes sexual assault of children, and warns that teachers who follow the law could be charged with misdemeanor or felony delinquency of a minor, with maximum punishments ranging from nine months in jail to six years in prison.
"For example, if a teacher instructs any student aged 16 or younger how to utilize contraceptives under circumstances where the teacher knows the child is engaging in sexual activity with another child -- or even where the 'natural and probable consequences' of the teacher's instruction is to cause that child to engage in sexual intercourse with a child -- that teacher can be charged under this statue," Southworth wrote.
"Moreover, the teacher could be charged with this crime even if the child does not actually engage in the criminal behavior," he wrote, adding, "Our teachers should never be put in this position."
Southworth did not return calls or e-mails from AOL News for comment today.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released a statement Tuesday disagreeing with Southworth's interpretation.
"The law provides comprehensive, medically accurate, unbiased and age-appropriate information, and teaches teens about the potential negative consequences of their choices," said department spokesman Seth Boffeli. "The law helps identify abuse and prevent teen pregnancy.
"Study after study has shown that abstinence-only education does not work. The Healthy Youth Act updates our standards to reflect the health risks teens face today," the statement said.
Southworth's letter also said the new law requires schools to condone controversial sexual behavior because they must teach students about gender stereotypes. He said that would likely mean teaching about homosexuality and transgender and transsexual people.
"In effect, the new law injects an intense amount of unnecessary politics into our human growth and development classrooms, and places our teachers and children into a position of discussing extremely controversial issues that will likely conflict with the religious beliefs and values of most Juneau County families," he wrote.
He urged school district leaders to simply drop their sex-education courses until the state Legislature "amends or repeals these new mandates."
Andres, whose district is in a small rural area of Wisconsin, near Madison, said his teachers are already walking a tightrope in sex-education classes, being careful that the information they present is age-appropriate and respectful of various religious and family views. But, he added, the schools also must fulfill their responsibility to students.
"You look on YouTube and you can see there already is a significant amount of sexual activity going on among our youth," he told AOL News.
"We have a responsibility to talk about it. We need to do it in a safe and responsible way," he said. "It's already difficult, and this [letter] makes it more difficult. ... We certainly don't want to contribute to the delinquency of a minor."
His district leaders will meet next week to decide how to proceed, he said. The school board will make the final decision.
http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/wis-da-threatens-arrest-for-local-sex-ed-teachers/19430578AOL News (April 7) -- A Wisconsin district attorney is urging schools to drop their... more
Health Care Bill Includes $250 million for Failed Abstinence-Only Education in America's Public SchoolsBarack Obama's health care bill included $250 million for "abstinence-only" sex education programs that the government's own studies have proven to be failures. With the health of America's children at risk, people want to know why.Barack Obama's health care bill included $250 million for... more