Is teaching 5 year old kids sex ed a reality in the US?

... if so why?

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  • USA is just weird. They really messed up how they teach and that just from been here 2 months I've seen stuff that's questionable.
    Like why there is just signs on the road saying, talk to your kid today about cocaine and the kid looks 6.
    Meanwhile in England sure we teach kids about drugs are bad but in school, at assembly or a special day to teach it and the kids will be in year 5/6 when 10-11 because they are getting ready for highschool in which drugs do become relevant. Drugs aren't relevant in primary schools so why an 6 needs to know compared to a 11 don't make much sense. Same goes for sex.

    I think education early is great but if they aren't about to leave for highschool I don't really see how it makes sense.
    Then when I asked my American friend that I am staying with about it she explained that kids in primary schools here do cocaine so it is relevant. Meanwhile I am just here like what? Because you wouldn't find that in England.
    Kids that young getting it would only be thanks to terrible parents who are users themselves and left some out, but you wouldn't find cocaine been sold in primary schools.

    So I think it's just america's system like typical been bad.

  • Yes unfortunately

    Is teaching 5 year old kids sex ed a reality in the US?Is teaching 5 year old kids sex ed a reality in the US?Is teaching 5 year old kids sex ed a reality in the US?

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  • Sex education isn't just about sexual intercourse.

    So yes kids even 5 year olds should be learning sex Ed which is appropriate for their age. I. e learning the correct terminology for body parts, learning about healthy relationships, about consent, figuring out who their safety people are, what things aren't appropriate for adults or peers to do to you, etc.

    • that would be a safety course. but the agenda differs.

    • anyway by age 3 i knew all that without any "lesson".

    • @strateguy632 it's still sex education... that's great that you knew that by 3, unfortunately a lot of families don't teach their children these things and then horrible things happen to their children which they don't find out about until they are much older and wonder why their children never told them.

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  • No they're not. You might think they are with everything going on, but my little brother goes to kindergarten private school and he never once talked about LGBTQ. It's just parents with no emotional involvement in their child's life that are spreading this BS. <3

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  • I would hope not and if so who's doing it cuz that's crazy

  • As far as I know, in the vast majority of public schools in the United States, no. This is not common practice.

    It depends, of course, on what you mean by "sex ed." There is some overlap between sexual education and biology. Elementary students may, for example, learn about ovulation and the menstrual cycle, but they won't be learning about safe sex practices until later on.

    I live in Texas and here parents have to opt their children in to sex ed. (Rather than opting out, as it is in many states). There is also no legal requirement for sex education information to be accurate. This concerns me as a parent with a child who has now begun working his way through the public education system (with another following quickly after him).

  • I sure as hell hope not!

  • I don't know when they start educating youngsters about actual gay sexual practices, but they have Drag Queen Story Hour for kindergarten and 1st grade in some schools. And they start subtly asking children to start questioning their genders. And they have books like The Gay B Cs. They start indoctrinating children at a very early age.

    • I agree. Why do 5 year old need to know about sex let alone gay sex, or transsexualism. Most kids have enough trouble with two genders and pronouns let alone the 50 flavours.

    • Your an idiot, do you have any kids in schools or did you hear that on the news?

    • Yes. This is a very recent agenda. It started out being about "acceptance and inclusion" but it became quite nefarious. It's not the LGBT community pushing it. They don't have the numbers, money or political clout. Some very wealthy and powerful people are pulling the strings. Needless to say, it's not about human rights or compassion. I think it is one of their many ploys to tear society apart.

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  • No it is not, my girls are 9 and 12, sex education here in Florida starts at 6th grade. And it is complicated given we are are a republican state. My oldest daughter came home and said they separated boys and girls during said events (makes sense) but she made a point to tell me that the 'sex education' involved how to please a man (really) , as in how to make him happy. I told her I was sorry, but I was flabbergasted, but just accepted it as it is given were we live.

    On the contrary, here in Florida no teacher or student can discuss anything gay, because that is wrong?

    • FYI, 6th grade is age 10-11 in general, not 5.

    • I don't think teachers should be teaching children how to please men. Its borderline grooming

    • I apologize irishgirl, I've responded to a lot of comments here, nothing matters more to me than what affects my girls, I think I've said enough, I will step back, sorry to all for getting heated here. Great post though!

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  • Sex education is fine but not if your 5 years old.. it think this is weird because in the same us a 6 year old boy was pledged guilty for " kissing " a 6 year old girl...

    And we all know how 6 year old kiss. One one the mouth because they don't know better or on the cheek..

    I think teaching a 5 year old about sex is just as terrible as loving a 5 year old.

    Kids need to play. Kids need attention... kids need to be kids..

  • Sex happens all around us, when your 5 year old asks what are they doing? What do you tell em?
    Sex happens all around us, when your 5 year old asks what are they doing? What do you tell em?
    • Off topic, makes me wonder how long the foreplay, sex and snuggle period is for bugs...

  • That depends on your definition of "sex education". It's appropriate to teach five-year-olds that they are free to refuse contact with anyone -- they don't have to hug grandma or anyone else if they don't want to. Is that "sex education" ? What sort of sex education for five-year-olds have you heard about?

  • indirectly by "inviting" the cross dresser to pre school.

    according to modern medicine a strong belief they FEEL like the other gender or desire to be other gender is illness. not just called "abnormal crazy" compared to most humans.

    from psychology source
    from psychology source
  • dont think so. i think it at earliest starts in 5th grade, so def not 5 yos. though there are some schools who might teach kids that age about the bad touch

  • a 5 year old doesn't have any business knowing about sex. it's the parents job to inform the kids what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior (sexually). they are subject to kidnappers, sex assaults, trafficking and some might be curious about the penis and vagina difference. but don't tell me a 5 year old is sexually interested to the point of needing to know how to have sex, protect themselves from getting pregnant, etc. that's just way too young for that information.

    i'd wait until they were around 10 to start asking these questions to see what they know and what they are curious about. my sex ed was in high school and taught by my home economics (cooking class) teacher. that was a little late since kids were having sex at 11 and 12 where i was from.

  • Not at 5. Maybe more like 11 or 12.

  • Because most democrats are evil

  • It wasn’t when I was in school, but it’s popped up recently since Covid. The media makes it a political thing, but the people I know most angry about what they’re teaching these kids are not politically connected in any way.

  • Yes in places where democrats are in office. In a lot of places the choice is between normal and crazy.

  • Not that I know of. We never got it `til we turned 11 or 12. 5 year olds still don't even know how to read!

  • No, sex ed curriculum is intended to be age appropriate. For KG-1 it might be as simple as, some families have a mommy and daddy, some have grandparents, some have two dads. It’s important to normalize differences so little kids don’t get bullied.

  • You know with all the weird woke bs they tried indoctrinating us with last school year, I sadly wouldn’t be surprised. When my brother was in 6th or 5th grade, he said the girls were talking about BBC and stuff. Like, what the duck.

    • When I was that age it was match of the day the boys talked about, its on the BBC

  • It would seem to be the case at least in regards to transvestites and transgenderism. Repulsive isn’t it?

  • It is but it shouldn't be. It's topics like this that have me thankful I don't have kids.

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