Sex education refers to the education that is related to the sexual behavior of humans. We can also term it as the act of informing your younger ones about sex. In many parts of the world, sex education is one compulsory subject to be taught to the children going to middle as well as high school. Yet, educating children about sex is a disruptive issue in many parts of the world. Sex education is not all about sex its informing about children about the various sexual practices performed all over the world, child abuse, sexual health, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual reproduction.
A school plays a very important role in educating children, so they should make sure that they educate the growing children about sex and various things related to it. A lot of studies show that effective sex education studies as well as programs in schools prevents teenagers from experimenting with sex. These sex education programs educate the teenagers and also encourage them to use protection while indulging into any kind of sexual activity.
Advantages of Sex Education in School
With the help of sex education, the students can be educated about the various sexually transmitted diseases and be aware of the various sexual activities. If given sex education properly, the students can be able to gain knowledge and understand Human Anatomy and Biology. It will also make student understand the impact sex has in one’s life. Providing them right sex education at their growing stage may also make them understand of the body as well as the hormonal changes.
Child abuse is a big issue; sexual education will educate the students and make them aware of this issue because of this they can differentiate between good touch and bad touch. It’s better to let children know about sex through a learning institution i.e. school and not some pornographic sites. Providing sex education would also help in dealing with problems such as teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Disadvantages of Sex Education in School
Sex education is never treated as primary subject in schools, it is always treated as some extracurricular subject in the schools to be taught in the free time because of this the students don’t consider it to be an important subject and take the facts in an amusing way. It should always be made sure the teacher who is about to educate the children about sexual education himself/herself has the knowledge related to sex. Sex is one important aspect in one’s life; no vague or incorrect information should be given out by the teacher to the students. Also, the teacher should make students understand that religious ideologies and sex education are two different aspects and should not be mixed together. Students should not feel embarrassed or excited about the topic; they should be made to understand the topic in a simple and educating way.
As we all know sex is an important procedure in our life so, sex education too is equally important. It should be made sure that schools educate the students as well as at home parents educate their children about this and not create a taboo out of it.