Why Parents' Say NO to sex ed curriculum?

Parents Alliance of Ontario has been collecting and summarizing complaints from parents and professionals since the release of 2015 HPE curriculum.

They Say NO because of the inappropriate and incomplete materials found within the curriculum. We listed some of them below:

  1. Say No to age inappropriateness and explicit sexual ideology

  2. It Introduces sexual concepts and ideologies that children cannot understand physically and psychologically, and cannot make proper decision independently.

    1.1 Grd 4 9 yrs P141, imposes kids to develop intimate relationship.

    Teacher prompt:“What can change socially as you start to develop physically?”
    Student: “Relationships with friends can change, because sometimes people start being interested in different things at different times. Some people start ‘liking’ others. They want to be more than ‘just friends’ and become interested in going out. Sometimes people treat you as if you are older than you actually are because of how you look. Sometimes classmates, friends, or family make comments or tease you about the changes.”

    1.2 Grd 5 10 yrs P157, starts to teach intercourse with graphical descriptions.

    Teacher:“The testicles are glands within the scrotum that produce sperm and hormones,
    beginning at puberty. After sperm develops in the testicles, it can travel through the epididymis until it reaches the vas deferens where it is stored until ejaculation occurs. During ejaculation, the prostate gland releases a liquid that mixes with the sperm from the vas deferens to make semen, which then leaves the body through the urethra. Fertilization can occur when the penis is in the vagina, sperm is ejaculated, and the sperm and egg connect. Babies can also be conceived by having the sperm and egg connect using assisted reproductive technologies. What is the purpose of sperm production?”

    1.3 Grd 6 11 yrs P175 describes masturbating in a misleading way for kids

    Teacher prompt:“Things like wet dreams or vaginal lubrication are normal and happen as a result of physical changes with puberty. Exploring one’s body by touching or masturbating is something that many people do and find pleasurable. It is common and is not harmful and is one way of learning about your body.”

    1.4 Grd 7 12 yrs P196 introduces "anal & oral sex" concepts, put this age inappropriate topic into kids mind, which is yet to make accountable decision.

    Teacher prompt:“Engaging in sexual activities like oral sex, vaginal intercourse, and anal intercourse means that you can be infected with an STI. If you do not have sex, you do not need to worry about getting an STI.

    1.5 Grd 8 13 yrs P216 brings in the confused and controversial concepts of sex fluidity as "two-spirited, transgender...".

    Teacher prompt:“Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense or feeling of being male or female, which may or may not be the same as the person’s biological sex. It is different from and does not determine a person’s sexual orientation. Sexual orientation refers to a person’s sense of affection and sexual attraction for people of the same sex, the opposite sex, or both sexes. Gender expression refers to how you demonstrate your gender (based on traditional gender roles) through the ways you act, dress, and behave. Gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are connected to the way you see yourself and to your interactions with others.

  3. Say No to incomplete and groomed teaching!

  4. 2.1 Grd 1 P93 expects children "identify body parts, including genitalia", but fails to teach kids nobody shall touch their genitalia, exposes kids to sex predators.

    C1.3 identify body parts, including genitalia (e.g., penis, testicles, vagina, vulva), using correct terminology.

    2.2 Grd 7 P197 Introduces AIDS as "when people get... treatments, they have the opportunity to live a near-to-normal lifespan." It grooms out the fatality danger of STI / HIV related sexual behaviors.

    Teacher prompt:“HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a serious viral infection that can be controlled with treatments. HIV attacks the cells in the body that help to fight infections until they are no longer able to do their job. With treatment, the damage that HIV does to the body’s immune system can be slowed or prevented. But HIV infection cannot be cured. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get an HIV test. Today, when people get tested for HIV early in the infection and access HIV treatments, they have the opportunity to live a near-to-normal lifespan.

    2.3 Fails to warn kids the legal risk, such as consent age of sexual activities is 16 yrs old (Criminal Code 151, 152), and consent age of anal sex is 18 yrs old (Criminal Code 159).

    151. Every person who, for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of a person under the age of 16 years
    (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
    (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days.

    152. Every person who, for a sexual purpose, invites, counsels or incites a person under the age of 16 years to touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, the body of any person, including the body of the person who so invites, counsels or incites and the body of the person under the age of 16 years,
    (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
    (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days.

    159. (1) Every person who engages in an act of anal intercourse is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
    Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to any act engaged in, in private, between
    (a) husband and wife, or
    (b) any two persons, each of whom is eighteen years of age or more ,
    both of whom consent to the act.

    2.4 Leaves rooms for teacher to impose sexual ideology which may contradict to kids' family tradition.

  5. Say No to absence of moral guidance!
  6. 3.1 Safe sex, i.e. sex as pleasure without Sexual diseases and unwanted pregnancy, is presented without the proper context of reproduction, marriage, and family responsibilities. It stops halfway at merely physical protections:
    Grd 7 P196:

    Teacher prompt:“Engaging in sexual activities like oral sex, vaginal intercourse, and anal intercourse means that you can be infected with an STI. If you do not have sex, you do not need to worry about getting an STI. (By the way, statistics show that young people who delay first intercourse are more likely to use protection when they choose to be sexually active.) If a person is thinking of having sex, what can they do to protect themselves?”

    3.2 Grd 8 P216:

    Students:“Having more information – and information that you can trust – helps you make better decisions for yourself. Taking time to get more information also gives you more time to think. Teens who consult a health professional before being sexually active are more likely to use protection, such as condoms, if they choose to be sexually active.” “Teens with physical or cognitive disabilities still need information about sexual health, just like everybody else. They may be dealing with different issues, like adapting sexual health information to their particular needs, or with variations on the same issues, like privacy and self-image.”

  7. Say No to the disrespect to Multi-Cultures!

  8. 4.1 Grd 3 P124 requires kids respect "two mother / two father families" but fails to respect their family traditions.

    C3.3 describe how visible differences (e.g., skin, hair, and eye colour, facial features, body size and shape, physical aids or different physical abilities, clothing, possessions)and invisible differences (e.g., learning abilities, skills and talents, personal or cultural values and beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, family background, personal preferences, allergies and sensitivities) make each person unique, and identify ways of showing respect for differences in others [PS, IS]
    Teacher prompt: “Sometimes we are different in ways you can see. Sometimes we are different in ways you cannot see – such as how we learn, what we think, and what we are able to do. Give me some examples of things that make each person unique.”
    Student:“We all come from different families. Some students live with two parents. Some live with one parent. Some have two mothers or two fathers. Some live with grandparents or with caregivers. We may come from different cultures. We also have different talents and abilities and different things that we find difficult to do.”
    Teacher:“How can you be a role model and show respect for differences in other people?”
    Student:“I can include others in what I am doing, invite them to join a group, be willing to be a partner with anyone for an activity, and be willing to learn about others.”

  9. Say No to the deceiving public consultation!
  10. On October 30, 2014, Ministry of Education stated that

    one parent from every elementary school across the province will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the government through a secure survey. As the new curriculum is finalized, the insights and advice provided through this process will be considered along with research and information from earlier consultations and focus groups with students, teachers, parents, faculties of education, universities and colleges, as well as other organizations and stakeholders.

    While by far the Public have not yet been informed with any statistic reports about the survey, neither reports from any other institutions and stakeholders.

    The same sex education contents were introduced in 2010 by then Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne, in order to replace the "Growth and Development portion from the 1998 HPE curriculum. But under pressure from public objection, it were excluded from 2010 Interim Curriculum. It is illegitimate to re-introduce the same curriculum without amendment upon due-diligent public consultation.

  11. Say No to the convicted pedophile Ben Levin behind the scene!

  12. The curriculum was made under supervision of Ben Levin, who was convicted for multiple pedophile crimes. As the materials in this curriculum are showing very strong age inappropriateness and pedophile spirits, the public have the ground to require further investigations about what is Ben's role in compiling this curriculum.

We demand the provincial government of Ontario suspend the sexual health section within the HPE Curriculum, until fully satisfy Parents' Concern.