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    Off the back of this really interesting thread about sex education failures, I've been wondering if it should really be down to schools to teach us sex ed.

    Who do you think should teach us about sex? Parents? Friends? Specialised teachers?
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    Parents for sure
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    I think school should ultimately be the main source and then parents to just outline how you should be careful and the basics! But I would hate to have had been taught soley by my parents as I think that just initiating that talk with them would be too awkward!

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    In an ideal world, I think it would be the parents, but since they sometimes don't want to/give a very skewed view, I think that schools should do it to make sure that everyone gets a decent level of sex ed.
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    schools. There were a couple of teachers I wouldn't mind learning a thing or two from back in secondary school. #Daydream
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    Who says that parents are sexperts? They may deliberately or inadvertently give false or misleading information, and for this reason I'd rather schools are the primary delivery of sex education
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    Schools. There should be standardised minimum requirements that every kid (no matter what cultural background or religion) in the UK should learn, and then on top of that anything extra that parents or teachers think would be useful to know.
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    Schools need to be responsible for most of it, and especially how to find reliable information if you're not sure about something.

    In an ideal world all parents would be brilliant at it and there would be no need for schools to be involved. But that's not the case.

    Sometimes the parents may be very conservative (perhaps religious reasons) and teach their child utter BS to try and put them off. Some may teach them lies, such as about how effective or ineffective certain contraception is. Some may teach them homophobic stuff. Some may simply teach abstinence-only sex education, which has been proven time and time again in the USA to be useless. etc.
    Some may be perfectly decent people who want to teach the right things in the right way, but may not very good at teaching that sort of thing. Or they do teach it and miss stuff out.

    The schools absolutely must play a role, so that they get taught the correct stuff and know where to go for reliable information if they want to know more (some might come across unreliable and propaganda websites while searching on the internet).

    Most parents are probably pretty good at it, but we need schools to make sure everyone has some understanding.
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    Schools, it's too awkward with parents.
    There should be specialised teachers/nurses coming into schools and teaching the most important stuff such as contraception diseases safe sex alcohol etc... everything else you should pick up as you go through life
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    schools *and* parents
    I think schools should be teaching sex ed *much* earlier - *all* the evidence shows that the earlier a society teaches it, the less rate of teenage pregnancies they end up experiencing
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    Parents *should*.
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    I think it should be both and based on the individual in terms of what they are comfortable with.

    There should be specialised lessons available to learn the ins and outs (#pun) but that parents should feel able to be open with their children from a young age. As with most things just being open and not hiding realities from children.
 
 
 
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