Monday, July 13, 2015

Parents' protests force Canadian Catholic school to put sex education lessons on ice

A Catholic school board in Ontario, Canada, has decided to delay the implementation of its Health and Physical Education curriculum that contains sexual health topics after parents protested its content.

Parents and organisations are opposing the sex education component of the updated Health and Physical Education curriculum that was announced by Ontario's Ministry of Education last February and was set for implementation in September.

According to LifeSiteNews, the sex education component teaches grades 1 to 8 pupils diverse topics including gender identity, sexual orientation, identifying parts of the reproductive system and the dangers of "sexting," or the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via cell phone.

The York Catholic District School Board said it will delay the implementation of the curriculum until spring next year.  (more...)

H/T to Parents as First Educators

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