Tag Archives: sex education

New Ontario sex-ed curriculum will include consent awareness

CBC News Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has told the province’s Ministry of Education to include the subject of consent in its new sexual education curriculum. Wynne told Education Minister Liz Sandals to include “healthy relationships and the topic of consent” in the curriculum — which will debut this fall in Ontario schools — the ministry said Thursday in a statement. When Ontario tried to revamp its approach to sex ed five years ago, some parents and religious groups resisted, leading to a reversal by then Continue reading →

Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender

By Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News.com Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com December 10, 2014 – Students at one northern California high school are learning more than just the birds and the bees. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their children’s sex ed class at Acalanes High School in Lafayette is being taught by employees of Planned Parenthood without their prior knowledge. They are also fuming over the methods and materials being used, including a checklist that asks students if they are Continue reading →

SEX ED: Government ignores requests for parental input, despite medical research supporting parents

-Media Release- Premier Kathleen Wynne has promised to return the sex education curriculum that was seriously criticized and rejected in 2010 because it was graphic and age inappropriate. The 2010 Gr. 1 – 8, Health and Physical Education Curriculum introduced sexual information in greater detail at earlier ages. Grade 7 classroom instruction would include anal and oral sex, Grade 6 the promotion of self-discovery through masturbation, and in Grade 3 students would be introduced to the topic of gender identity. Many parents felt uncomfortable how Continue reading →

Making sex education work

*Foreword – This report provided by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada is one of the best resources available for getting a clear understanding of this issue.  Once you’ve read the report, check back into the website for more tips and tools you can use. – PEACE Ontario*   By Peter Jon Mitchell, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada November 2014 – *excerpt* In 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Education put a revised Physical Education Curriculum for grades one to eight on hold. Some parents objected to elements Continue reading →

Americans, Britons and Canadians Disagree on Sex Education

By: Angus Reid Public Opinion [NEW YORK – Nov. 30, 2011] – People in the United States, Britain and Canada hold differing views on the topics that should be addressed in sex education courses at school, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found. In the online survey of representative national samples, a majority of respondents in the three countries believe the parents or guardians should be primarily responsible for teaching sex education to children and teens. Two thirds of Canadians (69%) and Britons Continue reading →