Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Consent curriculum: What do you think of Ontario’s new sex ed?

TORONTO – Lobbyists and opposition politicians are worried concerned parents didn’t get enough input into Ontario’s revamped sexual education curriculum.

The provincial government released an outline of the new sex ed curriculum Monday morning; the first revamp since 1998.

“Smartphones, Snapchat and sexting were not familiar to anyone, let alone students,” education minister Liz Sandals said during a morning press conference.
But some parents are concerned about the apparent lack of consultation.

“We want that to be modified with the consultation of parents,” Jotvinder Sidhu, a father of two kids and president of the Homeowners Welfare Association said.

“Let the parents review, digest the information, and let them come back to you with proposed changes.”  (more...)

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