Parents play primary role in sex education
Thu, Aug 13, 2009
my paper

I REFER to reports about an increase in the number of girls under the age of 14 having sex.

Increasingly, youths today view sexual prowess as something 'cool'. Some teens even boast that they know more about sexual acts than adults.

This trend is related to rising levels of sexuality portrayed in the mass media.

Other reasons for the trend include peer pressure, parents who are too busy working to pay attention to the activities of their children, and greater exposure to sex via the Internet.

Schools should start sex education at primary levels by teaching children to protect and respect their bodies.

At the same time, parents should fulfil their primary responsibility of imbuing their children with correct moral values.

Mr Sebastian Tan


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