Condoms For Pre-Teens Are GoodJune 25, 2010 1 Comment
Sexually active elementary school children in Massachusetts are being given condoms after counselling and education.
This is without their parents’ knowledge and people are up in arms (of course!).
But I fail to see the problem. If your kids are sexually active don’t you want them to be able to protect themselves?!
Young people, and especially those under the age of consent, are scared of buying condoms. They don’t want anyone to recognise them in the shops and they often don’t have much money.
I think it’s great that the schools are giving them condoms if they are sexually active. It’s not like they are giving them to all the kids, only those who actually need them.
Apparently this is all based on a school policy gone wrong. It was meant for older students, not for elementary schools. Because of that they are going to re-examine it before it is rolled out across the district.
“Sex ed allows parents to make the decision to opt their child out, this policy is essentially saying it’s not the parents business if their child is having sex,” said Evelyn Reilly of the Massachusetts Family Institute. “It is emotionally, physically and psychologically disturbing.”
Sorry, but it’s not actually the parents business if their child is having sex.
No matter what you do, if they want to have sex then they will find a way to have sex.
You might think they are in school, but secretly they are sneaking off to their girlfriend’s house at lunch for a quickie.
Parents need to get over the fact that they can’t control their children’s actions.
Surely, whether or not you want your kids to be having sex, the fact is they are. And wouldn’t you rather they got condoms without your consent than accidentally got pregnant or STIs at the age of 12?