“Controversy about sex education” Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy regarding sex education in schools. The debate always exists whether the schools ought to be teaching abstinence sex education or comprehensive sex education. By doing so, I believe the schools are trying to integrate morality into teaching. Regardless of the schools’ preferred method of teaching, it will always be an inferior source of learning when dealing with sex education. Many schools offer abstinence sex education as their method of educating young teens.
They have the notion that it is used for protection against unwanted pregnancy, when there are many other benefits. In the book Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, Dr. Spock states, “Does sex education encourage sex? Many parents are afraid that talking about sex with their teenagers will be taken as permission for the teen to have sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the more children learn about their sexuality from talking with their parents and teachers and reading accurate books, the less likely they feel compelled to find out for themselves” (2004).
She has two sons, Mark and Coco, who are respectively 16 and 12 years old. She says “And maybe it was superstition that made me wait that extra stretch of time before getting pregnant again” , where she refers back to her brother and her, who were born 2 years apart. Three weeks earlier, Mark lost his best friend Peter in a car accident. At the end of the story, she is talking about Henry VIII when she got him in high school, when her teacher wrote “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” on the board. It is hard to explain the story’s structure.
Slang Controlled Assessment Slang is a subject matter that has always been of great interest for linguists and school teachers alike. Inventing ideas is a “natural human tendency” so why do so many people get angered and upset when teenagers invent words? Adults have always been critical of teenspeak, it is their role to find fault with the younger generation but to actually ban slang from the school playground is too extreme. According to www.debate.org, 72% of people say that banning slang in schools shouldn’t be banned. Banning slang would be incredibly hard to maintain.
Sex; it is a three letter word that is often a topic of taboo. Many find it uncomfortable to discuss about, but in today’s generation it has almost become a norm. Although sex is everywhere, parents still find it hard to have the infamous talk with their children. Many will leave it up to the school system to teach the basics of sexual education to their kids. Various schools in the United States are engaging in having abstinence-only education while other schools stick to formal sex education.
Sex education in schools is something that is dreaded by many parents, teachers and students. On the other hand, when the topic of embarrassment or shyness is passed, the information taught in sex education is valuable and important. Sex education should remain to be taught in school systems and is important for the facts that it informs teens about sex, let’s teenagers know what they are in for when engaging in sexual activities, and promotes abstinence; however, parents or teachers feel that the topic is inappropriate for school and should be the responsibility of teens parents’. First of all, sex education should be taught in schools because it informs teenagers about sex. According to about.com, sex education includes age appropriate sexuality topics and covers the broad spectrum of sex which includes safe sex, STDs, contraceptives, masturbation, body image, and more.
Children who are bullied are more likely to think of suicide. Research suggests that bullying must stop. This is because there is not only physical bulling , bulling can also be in the form of verbal bullying and cyber bulling. Verbal bulling includes teasing , name calling , racial slurs , as well as spreading gossip or rumors. On the other hand cyber bullying includes harassing emails , instant messages , as well intimidating or threatening websites , blogs and posts.
(See "Alternative Books.") Plot Summary Fourteen year old Celie has led a very rough life. Her mother is very sick, and when she goes to visit the doctor Celie is left alone with her father, Fonso. While the mother is gone, Fonso rapes Celie. Celie's mother dies soon after and now Fonso rapes Celie more and more often, saying "You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't" (p. 1).
The “Darkness” of Children's Literature Darkness, brutality, violence, disillusionment, are these the words that come to mind when the topic of children’s literature arises? There is much debate today on whether or not children’s literature is too “dark” for its intended audience. Some define “dark” as those words mentioned above while others believe that anything that doesn’t leave a child happy and smiling signifies “darkness”. As Andrew Levy (2007) stated in his article “Campaigning parents plan to burn children’s books with grisly endings”, “Children’s books that don’t have happy endings should be banned, it was claimed yesterday”. Darkness is part of our everyday lives; while every child will react differently to “dark” stories they should not be protected from the realities of life; they should be exposed and educated about those realities.
The shocking video of a bunch of students bullying a singled-out student in the prestigious Modern School, Vasant Vihar has invoked bitter criticism from all sections of the society. Sadly, this is not one off incident as ‘Bullying behaviour’ is a common occurrence in most schools and is now a worldwide epidemic cutting across economic, social and racial lines. As a parent I strongly feel that introspection ought to precede criticism. Condemnation alone can’t create kinder communities or teach children how to get along. It will take a much deeper rethinking of what societies need to do for their children.