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“We don’t say, ‘they’re going to drink anyway, let’s give them a car with bigger airbags.’” The parents note that the book was actually written for college students, and refers to college-related activities like bar crawls.
(While acknowledging this, the book’s author Sara L. Mackenzie, believes it’s appropriate for high schoolers; her children read it at 13.) The book has been shelved, at least for this year. The Fremont showdown is a local skirmish in what has become a complicated and exhausting battle that schools and parents are facing across the nation. TIME reviewed the leading research on the subject as well as currently available resources to produce the information that follows, as well as specific guides to how and when to talk to kids on individual topics.
grade curriculum for the five district high schools, arguing it was inappropriate for their 13 and 14-year olds.
They hired a local lawyer and put together a petition with more than 2500 signatures.
Most sex games are safe and harmless, but partners need to openly discuss and agree beforehand on what they are comfortable doing.” “I was just astounded,” says Fremont mom Teri Topham. ” But school board members contend that 9 grade students have already been exposed to the contents of the book—and much, much more.
Because a lot of parents don’t know how to have that conversation when they’re sitting next to their kids and it comes up in a TV show.
Or where Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” can refer to violent sexual acts in a music video viewed on the web at least 36 million times?
Or where, in a major news story, it becomes apparent that wholesome girls from teen adventure movies send naked photos.
But these numbers only tell a tiny snippet of the story. “Most of the time they don’t talk about contraception, they don’t talk about risk of pregnancy, STIs [sexually transmitted infections]—certainly not abortion.
At some point you would think adults would come to their senses and say hey we have to counteract this.” () Strasburger says the U. shouldn’t base success on its teen pregnancy numbers: “Everyone else’s teen pregnancy rate has gone down too.