Do you think kids should learn about sex in school, and why?
I think it should definitely be age appropriate, but taught. I think it should be balanced, teach the importance of safe sex, but at the same time place a lot of emphasis on good and bad reasons to have sex. Make sure kids know they don't have to have sex just because their friends might be, and that getting attention is never a good reason either. I definitely think that low self esteem is what leads a lot of kids, especially girls, into having sex too early. They should be taught to do it when they feel they are ready, not when that "hottie" in their class is ready to take advantage of them. Also, boys should be taught that they don't have to have sex to be more "manly", they should also be taught to grow up at their own pace, and to never pressure a girl into having sex. But since most of that usually goes in on ear and out the other.... teach safe sex and birth control, so at least they know the consequences and how to prevent STD's and pregnancy.