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Destiny
February 15th, 2010, 02:27 PM
So, you should know what it is.
I know the last 2 years at my school (years 5 and 6) learn it.

But, do you older ones think it's right/appropriate for that age group?

Amore
February 15th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Yes.People need to grow up eventually. Also, some people start puberty at that age, so it makes sense, doesn't it?

Anyway, we get it more in Year 9,10,11.

Jolene
February 15th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Year 5 and 6 is ten and eleven year olds, yes? I think that yes that is a good time to learn about those kinds of things because that is the time when your body starts to change.

.little monster
February 15th, 2010, 02:36 PM
I learned it in Grade 4, so yes.

Destiny
February 15th, 2010, 02:37 PM
I know but I'd be happy if it was based on how sensible they are

Esper
February 15th, 2010, 02:40 PM
I'm American so I'm not sure what age group year 5 includes, but my school had something like this in the 5th and 6th grade when most of us were 10-12 years old.

There are some very basic things about the body that kids need to know and puberty can start pretty early so I think it's appropriate.

The Cynic
February 15th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Its important that it is taught in schools that early. You can't just wrap children up in bubble-wrap. However, the shouldn't patronise them and Sex Ed for me was very patronising. I hope its changed.

Ayselipera
February 15th, 2010, 03:06 PM
If by 5 and 6 you mean 10 - 12 then yes that sounds appropriate to me. I feel like sex education is something that needs to be taught or acknowledged fairly early. I personally would rather know the facts then remain oblivious if I was that age.

Jesus oƒ Suburbia
February 15th, 2010, 03:14 PM
I was never put through sexual education class..
And I honestly regret learning everything from the internet. >:

They just don't teach us about that sh*t over here.

I would say it's better to educate children at an age like that, so they can develop a mature attitude towards the thing.

TrinityLimit
February 15th, 2010, 03:15 PM
hmm i learned about this topic in 6th grade. im going to be a freshman next school semester, so i'm probbably going to be learning more about it. i remember when i first learned about "how a baby is formed". totally caught me off guard -.- ehe x3. and how the immature kids would laugh when the body parts were said... ehh.

Anxiety.
February 15th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Aye, that'd be a good age to learn it. You start going through puberty around 9-12, so you start to get the urges to have sex, so its important you learn about it.

If you don't tell 'em they'll learn it on their own, and that could be worse. For instance, if you learn about sex from a certain website that has a '4' in it and a 'chan' at the end, then you'll probably end up with a very messed up opinion on it.

I was never put through sexual education class..
And I honestly regret learning everything from the internet. >:

They just don't teach us about that sh*t over here.

Yeah, I learnt most of it from the internet too. Bad, bad times.

Timbjerr
February 15th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Being from a stereotypically conservative redneck state, I didn't officially learn about sex in school until 7th grade (age 12). I got "the talk" from my dad when I was 10 though. :P

Fun fact: When my dad gave me "the talk", he utilized pr0n websites as a visual aid. XD

Medli
February 15th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Yeah, I learnt most of it from the internet too. Bad, bad times.
Agreed. Horrible times. Ugh.

Fun fact: When my dad gave me "the talk", he utilized pr0n websites as a visual aid. XD

Hahaha! That's very classy. At least it's... erm... effective? I suppose?

Anyway, I think that that's an appropriate age. See, we never really got a full "education." All we got was FLE (Family Life Education), which didn't really go into detail that much, I guess. Most of the teachers just let us infer what happened. Sigh. :/

mystletainn
February 15th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Make sure you guys discuss education about sex, not sex itself. Otherwise, this thread is fine.

Luck
February 15th, 2010, 06:10 PM
…Damn it.


Sex Education should be fine. It teaches kids about sex and sometimes shies them away from sex until they're older.
No one in their right mind thinks teen pregnancy is great.

emoBill™
February 15th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Yes. At my school, they don't teach it until the last year of school, because it's a private school. I have this one friend who's nineteen years old and she doesn't know what an orgasm is.

She said to me, "I don't look it up like you do!"

...I don't look it up. I just have common sense and perverted friends.

Destiny
February 16th, 2010, 12:13 AM
Well I'm 9 so puberty for me may/may not have started, also i wull learn it next year

Forever
February 16th, 2010, 12:27 AM
I think it's better to learn about it in high school (yr 9/10) as opposed to primary school (5/6) since I remember learning about it in year 6 and all I wanted to do was block my ears. Not that I was being immature, I just felt it wasn't appropriate, and I dunno, the discussion appeared to be disgusting rather than informative for me. Though the other students who probably knew a lot of that information already just listened, and I think at that age first hearing everything is just not appealing. I mean, at that age (well for me at least), many of the students were still immature, bullied each other and didn't really think about sex, so I don't think it was needed then. Though now as mentioned, with the Internet playing more of a prominent role in a child's life, and when I was younger I didn't really use the Internet, none of us did... and the fact that we can learn a lot of the information online...

I think times have changed, and because of that, it's more necessary to have sex education at a younger age, so yeah, I think it's appropriate for year 5/6/7 to learn it. Though when I was in school... yeah no.

Galukxy
February 16th, 2010, 12:41 AM
So, you should know what it is.
I know the last 2 years at my school (years 5 and 6) learn it.

But, do you older ones think it's right/appropriate for that age group?


yes of course, my mum told me about reproduction when i was about 9 before yrs 5+6 =/

Jubilation
February 16th, 2010, 12:45 AM
I learned about sex when I was six through friends. Children should just be taught at the age of twelve that if you touch another human being sexually, you will die.

It'd hopefully stop teenage pregnancy.

Reina
February 16th, 2010, 01:09 AM
I think you should be taught it when you're older than in elementary, because when I was in 5th (I had to find out then) I just pretty much blocked out almost everything I heard... But you should be taught before 9th, which is high school around here, anyway. So I'd suppose 6th grade would do fine, you'd be... 11-12 by then? That seems fine to me, anyway.

September
February 16th, 2010, 08:28 AM
I think you should be taught it when you're older than in elementary, because when I was in 5th (I had to find out then) I just pretty much blocked out almost everything I heard... But you should be taught before 9th, which is high school around here, anyway. So I'd suppose 6th grade would do fine, you'd be... 11-12 by then? That seems fine to me, anyway.

Agreed. Elementary is WAY too early for it, and by the time high school hits at least I know a large portion of the boys will have already gone on their first couple porn sites. Middle school and preferably a large portion in year 7 is a great way to handle it.

.Gamer
February 16th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Imo, 6th grade is too young and most of the kids are too immature so it just turns into giggling and a waste of class time. I never took a sex ed class, seemed pretty straight forward to be honets. Rod A goes to Slot B. I don't really see a point in them.

"Don't go out and do things with people who smell like cheap wine and broken dreams."

and the infallable "Don't be a fool, wrap your tool."


But I think that like 9th grade is good, since thats when most people start to or have already hit puberty and are (a little) more mature than middle school.

Serene Grace
February 16th, 2010, 10:43 AM
I learnt about sex, officially, in year six. Although, there were rumours going around about where babies came from. By the time I got into secondary school, I was exposed to a lot of sexual terms and, by the end of year seven, I knew a lot about sex. More, I think, that a normal twelve year old should know. In year ten, we did sex and relationships and this gave me a new perspective on how sex brings people together and really furthers relationships.

To be honest, I think the basics should be taught in year seven, more in depth in year nine and then team it with relationships in year eleven.

tee_bird
February 16th, 2010, 11:00 AM
My school did a small "puberty talk" in fifth grade, and in high school we actually had a sec education section in our Biology class. Of course, they didn't even mention contraception and 3/4 of the girls in my senior class ended up pregnant...

RCMF13
February 16th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Yes. People need to learn these things eventually, and people start puberty around that age, so it makes sense.

If they don't learn it from school, then they'll probably learn it from random people at their school, or (god forbid) the internet. And sometimes, they learn parts of it from nicknames of pokemon on the GTS.

Moltres111
February 16th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Wow, you get that in school that early in the UK? (Referring to the OP)

Here in Norway we don't get educated about it before 8th and 9th grade. (when we're 13-14 years old.)

Åzurε
February 16th, 2010, 02:35 PM
I would rather children didn't know about it much at all until they got to, say 17-18, but that's more than a little impractical considering the state of things.

They're starting at nine now? There goes 4.57% of my hope in humanity.
Thanks, internet. And the mid-'80s.

Amore
February 16th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Lol. I've still never been told anything by my parents.It's brilliant.

Sometimes i wonder if they read the Daily Mail (UK) and assume i've probably lost my virginity anyhow:P

Still, if people don't learn, bad things happen (like 8 year old fathers)

Seymour Guado
February 16th, 2010, 03:16 PM
I got "the talk" from my dad when I was 10 though. :P

Fun fact: When my dad gave me "the talk", he utilized pr0n websites as a visual aid. XD



Your dad is full of WIN!!!!!!lol

Ash
February 16th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Considering how early people are -ahem- these days, then I guess it's a good thing that they're starting the education earlier. Least that's my point of view on the matter. Waiting until a later age, it'll kind of be too late for some. :x

J a s m i n e ©
February 16th, 2010, 03:40 PM
With girls getting pregnant as young as 12 then Sex Ed should def. be taught early on....

Yuoaman
February 16th, 2010, 07:49 PM
My first Sex Ed class was Grade Three, but that was more of a "Where Babies Come From"/"Terminology" class than any actual knowledge... We started actual classes of it again in Grade Five until Grade Nine...

I think it's moronic for people to think children shouldn't be educated. Parents are often too embarrassed to teach their children these sort of things, and they often don't have all of the information that teachers have access to... :\

emoBill™
February 17th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I learned about sex when I was six through friends. Children should just be taught at the age of twelve that if you touch another human being sexually, you will die.
That movie is just epic win.

That's what I tell the sophomores at my school now. They think I'm so perverted because I make sex jokes all the time, and my version of sex ed to them is basically "If you touch each other, you will get pregnant, and die." That's what I tell my sister, anyhow. I think it's quite effective.

processr
February 17th, 2010, 03:35 AM
We first had Sex Ed in Year 5 (ages 9/10), and like gamer691 said, it was just a load of giggling, really. I then had further Sex Ed lessons in Year 9 (ages 13/14) and in Year 13 (ages 17/18). I don't know why they suddenly decided that we should learn Sex Ed when we've all been over the age of consent for at least one and a half years, but clearly my school had been doing something wrong, as it was only last month that we 'learnt' how to put a condom on (despite near enough all of us knowing already having not been taught, if you see what I mean). :| I think Years 5 and 9 are a good time to learn it, along with whatever is taught in Biology lessons.

JakeyBoy
February 17th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Primary 7, aka aged 11. Best lesson ever. I recall at the start my teacher said something along the lines of "Alright, there's one thing I need to get out of the way," and then bellows the word "sex". It sorta echoed through the classroom. There was much laughing. The rest of it consisted of a crappy video with lots of cross-sections. I think every year since then we've had it in some shape or form. In fact, last year I was almost sick, I'm not even going to show you were they were sticking that camera.

Yuoaman
February 17th, 2010, 04:50 AM
We first had Sex Ed in Year 5 (ages 9/10), and like gamer691 said, it was just a load of giggling, really. I then had further Sex Ed lessons in Year 9 (ages 13/14) and in Year 13 (ages 17/18). I don't know why they suddenly decided that we should learn Sex Ed when we've all been over the age of consent for at least one and a half years, but clearly my school had been doing something wrong, as it was only last month that we 'learnt' how to put a condom on (despite near enough all of us knowing already having not been taught, if you see what I mean). :| I think Years 5 and 9 are a good time to learn it, along with whatever is taught in Biology lessons.

:laugh:

In Grade Nine the teacher showed us... with something thrown together by the shop teacher. :shocked:

Primary 7, aka aged 11. Best lesson ever. I recall at the start my teacher said something along the lines of "Alright, there's one thing I need to get out of the way," and then bellows the word "sex". It sorta echoed through the classroom. There was much laughing. The rest of it consisted of a crappy video with lots of cross-sections. I think every year since then we've had it in some shape or form. In fact, last year I was almost sick, I'm not even going to show you were they were sticking that camera.

I remember we had a slide show about the dangers of STDs, and what they did... those images are burned in my mind forever...

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
February 17th, 2010, 05:12 AM
Well, in year six, we got to watch one video in which cartoon people who, despite being naked, had no visible genitalia, chased each other around a bedroom with giant feathers.

Sex ed in England isn't great.

PokemonLeagueChamp
February 17th, 2010, 05:28 AM
At 5th and 6th grade, I can tell you I certainly did not want to know. The fact that they feel the need to teach us these things at that age is, honestly, rather ****** up. It would've been better in 7th or 8th grade. We'd have been older, and maybe understand what they're talking about, rather than just get messed up in the head by disgusting STD images. Not to mention in my high school to graduate you must take one semester of health. More images=more of my mental stability gone.

Important lesson to be learned from sex ed: "Don't ever have sex or you will get (insert pretty much any STD here) and die!!!11!111!!!one!"

.Tactic.
February 18th, 2010, 09:08 AM
I think that it is perfectly suitable for that sorta age.
I learnt at that age, not in too much detail though until later on.
But in some cases it can be bad when the child is too young.
For example, Some time ago a 12 year old got a 13 year old pregnant and the 12 year old kid became a dad!

SiReNzZ
February 18th, 2010, 09:14 AM
My school gave a crappy one when I was around 12 I think . Perhaps its better to learn from parents or older friends .

jasonresno
February 18th, 2010, 10:16 AM
I'm just going to drop this here: Abstinence only education is not education at all. Kids need to know the facts, at an appropriate age group, so they can act mature. I'd say early teens a sex ed class would be reasonable.

Raichu1988
February 18th, 2010, 01:26 PM
In the 5th and 6th grade of our school years, we learned about bodily changes. But, the sex education wasn't until 7th, where they talked of the reproductive system and such. In 8th grade, we had the sex ed in gym class, learning about how to do things safely and such. I didn't feel it was taught too early or late, because I think my schools spaced it out and taught things when the kids were more mature. Of course, a lot of them still giggled and were annoying, but at least it wasn't in 5th and 6th that we were learning about actual sex ed.

Saltare.
February 18th, 2010, 01:48 PM
I first heard about Sex Ed in 5th grade because some girl was giving oral in the back of the school bus.

Then we had health last year instead of gym for some quarters.

Yuoaman
February 18th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Well, in year six, we got to watch one video in which cartoon people who, despite being naked, had no visible genitalia, chased each other around a bedroom with giant feathers.

Sex ed in England isn't great.

We had a video like that in Third Grade... It was basically just talking about puberty and such... there was a duck in it...

That poor duck.

At 5th and 6th grade, I can tell you I certainly did not want to know. The fact that they feel the need to teach us these things at that age is, honestly, rather ****** up. It would've been better in 7th or 8th grade. We'd have been older, and maybe understand what they're talking about, rather than just get messed up in the head by disgusting STD images. Not to mention in my high school to graduate you must take one semester of health. More images=more of my mental stability gone.

Important lesson to be learned from sex ed: "Don't ever have sex or you will get (insert pretty much any STD here) and die!!!11!111!!!one!"

I think when you're older you'll realize that it was probably a good thing you were taught when you were younger, this way you'll be more aware of the dangers, and such.

My school gave a crappy one when I was around 12 I think . Perhaps its better to learn from parents or older friends .

Not all parents have the kind of education to teach about STDs and such, and my Dad died when I was young, so I'm glad I didn't have to learn about anything from my Mom... o.o

And older friends would probably just be smartasses about it. :\


I'm just going to drop this here: Abstinence only education is not education at all. Kids need to know the facts, at an appropriate age group, so they can act mature. I'd say early teens a sex ed class would be reasonable.

Agreed completely.

I first heard about Sex Ed in 5th grade because some girl was giving oral in the back of the school bus.

Then we had health last year instead of gym for some quarters.

:shocked:

This was Grade Five...? Sounds more like Tenth, or something. :\

Saltare.
February 19th, 2010, 05:27 AM
:shocked:

This was Grade Five...? Sounds more like Tenth, or something. :\

Yes. Grade five. Now all these girls in 8th grade are getting pregnant and that's why MTV has all those shows about teen moms.

Aro-kun
February 20th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Lol I didn't learn about that stuff til 7th grade. Mostly cause of people in my class telling me -_- I'm still naiive about the subject and i'm 18 XD I wish i didn't know what it was at all though, xept i wanna know not to get involved in it since i don't plan on ever doing that (Every one thinks im the weirdest guy ever. I'm kinda perverted or as i call it "curious", but i have no plans on actually doing anything like that)

Timbjerr
February 20th, 2010, 07:29 AM
Lol I didn't learn about that stuff til 7th grade. Mostly cause of people in my class telling me -_- I'm still naiive about the subject and i'm 18 XD I wish i didn't know what it was at all though, xept i wanna know not to get involved in it since i don't plan on ever doing that (Every one thinks im the weirdest guy ever. I'm kinda perverted or as i call it "curious", but i have no plans on actually doing anything like that)

Nothing wrong with that...I'm 22 and I'm the same way. Despite how many perverted sexual jokes I may make, I'm really kinda grossed out by the actual act of doing it. XD

Sarah Paliner
February 20th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Well, it's been shown that the more the kids don't know, the more curious they get as they grow older and pregnancy ensues. Might as well teach them and let them fend for themselves with knowledge of what happens.

Saltare.
February 20th, 2010, 09:39 AM
I remember last year this guy Brendan paid this girl Athena $10 for a "picture"

Need I say more?

Cassino
February 20th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Far as my knowledge goes, 8–10 is a good age to teach girls, 10–12 for boys. Girls enter an finish puberty often slightly earlier for whatever reason. Although really, it's best done on a case-by-case basis on when any given child becomes mentally mature enough to understand what is being said, and therefore best taught by their own parents.

Ineffable~
February 21st, 2010, 07:24 AM
I never had any real talk. xD
I had my first class in 6-7th grade if I remember correctly, and then my final class this year. We don't have formal sex education classes, just a unit in Health class...
I don't believe there's a "Health" class in Europe since you guys don't have anyone worrying about obesity over there. :P

インフェルノの津波
February 21st, 2010, 07:35 AM
Oh wow...sex? *drifts off, remembers his time* Um, what XD?

Well...10-12 is for all ages. But girls can bend, if they're having their period, then we have to tell them. If we didn't, poor girl would get scared ;;.

Opaque
February 21st, 2010, 01:15 PM
Personally, I never got any 'sex education' - I remember in 6th/7th grade learning about getting periods, reproduction, giving birth, and STDs, but it was done in a very scientifically and detached manner. I felt like at the time it didn't really apply to me.

They didn't really teach abstinence, but I don't think they taught us birth control either.