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Old February 15th, 2010 (02:27 PM).
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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?
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Old February 15th, 2010 (02:33 PM).
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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.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (02:36 PM).
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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.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (02:36 PM).
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I learned it in Grade 4, so yes.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (02:37 PM).
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I know but I'd be happy if it was based on how sensible they are
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Old February 15th, 2010 (02:40 PM).
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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.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (02:57 PM).
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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.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (03:06 PM).
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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.
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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.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (03:15 PM).
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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
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Quote originally posted by Anxiety:
Yeah, I learnt most of it from the internet too. Bad, bad times.
Agreed. Horrible times. Ugh.

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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. :/
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Make sure you guys discuss education about sex, not sex itself. Otherwise, this thread is fine.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (06:10 PM).
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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.
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Old February 15th, 2010 (07:49 PM).
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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.
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Old February 16th, 2010 (12:13 AM).
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Well I'm 9 so puberty for me may/may not have started, also i wull learn it next year
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Old February 16th, 2010 (12:27 AM).
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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.
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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 =/
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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...
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