A new bill was introduced that would require Nebraska public schools to have comprehensive sex education classes. Schools would have to teach students about FDA approved contraceptive methods and be unbiased toward sexually active students or students of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
I think this is a great idea. I don’t understand why many schools only teach abstinence education. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Schools exist to educate students, not to only give them one side of the story. Students should know the facts about sex. Parents shouldn’t be so afraid that their kids are going to go out and have sex the minute they know what it is. Sure, some may, but teens are going to learn about it some way and wouldn’t parents rather it be in an educational environment?
It’s important to note that I’m not revealing whether I promote premarital sex or not. I am only stating my opinion on the issue of sex education. I don’t want to sound hypocritical in reference to my last post about the scandalous Skins. That brings up a good point actually. One reason why I believe that Skins is a terrible show is because it doesn’t give both sides of the story. It only shows the fun life that these kids lead and glamorizes their bad decisions. Teen sex is a serious issue and ignorance by way of schools is not a good way to address the problem.