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Teaching sex education and religion in school?

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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby Nanning » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:12 am

May I know your nationality? I mean your English is much better than Mine.

Sex and sex education are different, we cannot teach sex at school, it is very dangerous, do you not think so?
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby englishhelps » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:22 pm

Hi. I'm Filipino and thanks for your compliment. :) Your english is very good as well.

I'm not saying that we should teach how to have sex in schools. What I'm saying is we should educate them about sex. We should teach them what the effects would be if you have sex. We should teach them about unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

This way, they'll have all the information they need about sex. Good and bad. They will probably learn about sex from their friends and peers so it's important that they will have guidance as well from their teachers. But first and foremost, it's the parents' responsibility to educate them about the "birds and the bees".
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby Nanning » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:12 pm

If people insist that sex education can be done in school, say, in China, the population is so big that single-child policy has to be implemented, what methods can be used in classroom? I don't think to give live show or video of something erotic is proper in this regard. Can we start some books and websites where students can find some guidance or examples?
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby englishhelps » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:48 am

Hi Nanning!

I'm not saying that we show the act of having sex to the children. That's bad! What we can do is teach them sex education. We're going to teach them how babies are conceived, what the sexual organs are for, and most importantly, the possible consequences of having sex.

We should teach them that having sex at the wrong age and time can lead to serious repercussions like unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. We have to at least discourage them from having sex. Most teenagers have sex because they're curious and they don't really understand the repercussions.
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby Nanning » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:23 pm

Hi, Englishhelps!
Since you are from one of the ASEAN member countries, I like to share something before going on to our topic.
Your president Alloyo in 2006 visited Nanning, China (my home town) together with other ASEAN heads of governments or states to attend the 3rd China-ASEAN Expo. My friend was in the reception team and gained praises from her majesty and later was personally invited by her to visit your beautiful country! Wow! Another friend of mine works now in Cebu Chinese consulate.
I myself translated a lot of advertisements of your country from English into Chinese during the past 5 sessions of China-ASEAN Expo.

Now, regarding sex or sex education, which is a permanent headache for educators, I agree with you to get students know what sex really is and the important significance of it in one's life. But HOW can we carry out such a big task? They have their own interests in sex, you try to distract them with morality or something boring, it will be much worse.
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby halfknot » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:54 pm

As a 16 year old Romanian highschool student, I think it's ok to be taught sex education in schools. We've been taught 2 or 3 years ago about this but the main reaction from the kids were laughs and pervert smiles. And however, I don't know any child who really needs this because we all have internet connection and someone to talk with if there is something questionable, but anyhow, there might be someone who finds it useful.

Religion is ok as long as it's optional. In my highschool, it's theoretically optional because no one really asks you if you want Religion as one of the school subjects. We are mainly orthodoxies and if someone has a different Religion he/she just miss that hour doing anything she/he wants while his/her mates are in the class. I'm not orthodox or any other religion member and I had to do a demand for getting rid of Religion subject. I was treated distant by the highschool headmaster being told that I can't throw up like this if the year has already started so I was forced to search on the internet different laws that can support me (as: they had to ask me and my parents at the beggining of the year if I want Religion. And they didn't.) Finally, I've completed the demand picking laws from internet and I've cut out Religion from my subjects list. The strange part is that I'm the only one from the entire school who did this but I bet if they were all asked to choose between a free hour and a Religion hour I wouldn't still be the only one.
I'm posting to improve my English. If you see any grammar/vocabulary mistake in my post, please let me know.
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby Nanning » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:14 am

As a 40-year-old Chinese male who is eager to learn new tricks, I want to know how exactly sex can be taught in school. 16 years is not old enough to talk about that taboo in my country.
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby lyphan » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:17 am

i think teaching sex education is essential. it helps people develop their knowledge about sex, so they have right conceptions, actions...not only when they are in school but also when they get married. They know the right ways to ensure a good life such methods of contraception and so on. A better life then.
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby sweethuman » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:21 am

Yes, sexual education should be part of the lessons, as the youth can get better concept of it and know the pros and cons of it. It will help them alot when they get adult in implementing it in the better ways they can.
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Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

Postby Elisa » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:02 pm

I think we must teach FONDNESS EDUCATION. It is very important our children learn that sex is a
natural consequence of LOVE not a way of spend freetime. After that it is very important to teach them scientifically "how human reproduction works".

In my opinion, at school we have to teach the different religions have in common. This could help people to understand that all religion are similar and that we have to be more tolerant.
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