Are We Teaching Health Education Too Early?

Are We Teaching Health Education Too Early?

Lessons about personal, social and health matters including sex and relationships will be compulsory in all England’s schools from ages five to 16. The government is currently reviewing the best way in which they can tackle the situation. Reports have shown that more than 1,000 people found two thirds would support sex lessons from the age of 11. Reviews of the education in the UK were taken out as Government officials said that current education is too ‘patchy’.

Teaching health education to kids who are 11 is acceptable I suppose however teaching kids from the age of 5 I think is just too much. Unisma The department for Children, School and Families said the review of sex lessons had identified “a need to challenge the perception that sex and relationships education happened in a ‘moral vacuum’ in schools and says that parents and schools can and should work together to decide how best topics should be taught.

The Government are trying to improve the framework and moral understanding around which teachers can then talk about sex education later on in children’s school lives.

I can understand the basic logic behind the scheme but personally I would never really notice the difference if this concept was not implemented. I cannot see the advantage of deploying this tactic to school children at such a young age, it just doesn’t seem ‘normal’. It feels as though it is too much at such a young age. I will have to stand corrected on my statements but in my opinion the concept of teaching young school children health education is not right.

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