Voice of Parents

Who is undermining ...

August 11, 2015

Dear Premier Wynne,

Good day!

PAO(Parents Alliance of Ontario), London Chapter has been quite visible in the past six months in organizing events to have the new sex-ed put on hold for a meaningful parent consultation to take place. PAO became known to lots of parents here in London area as a result. All the questions asked by those parents came to the one in the end: "What's going to happen to our children in Sept if. the new sex-ed is marching right into our school's classrooms?"

Who is undermining ...

August 11, 2015

Dear Premier Wynne,

Good day!

PAO(Parents Alliance of Ontario), London Chapter has been quite visible in the past six months in organizing events to have the new sex-ed put on hold for a meaningful parent consultation to take place. PAO became known to lots of parents here in London area as a result. All the questions asked by those parents came to the one in the end: "What's going to happen to our children in Sept if. the new sex-ed is marching right into our school's classrooms?"

Who is undermining ...

August 11, 2015

Dear Premier Wynne,

Good day!

PAO(Parents Alliance of Ontario), London Chapter has been quite visible in the past six months in organizing events to have the new sex-ed put on hold for a meaningful parent consultation to take place. PAO became known to lots of parents here in London area as a result. All the questions asked by those parents came to the one in the end: "What's going to happen to our children in Sept if. the new sex-ed is marching right into our school's classrooms?"

Internet safety, Yes. But sexually explicit, No

She says she actually likes a lot of the new program, particularly the emphasis on Internet safety. Her concerns lie with some of the more sexually explicit subject matter that will be addressed in Grades 7 and 8. “Everybody’s talking about the anal and oral,” Allen says. “And, yes, I know that we’re in a different age. But I think that if we normalize some of these topics, then it will make it seem like it’s not a big deal.”

My unease with revamped sex ed curriculum

Parents in their late thirties, like me, grew up in a time before sexting, the World Wide Web or the near-constant surveillance of camera phones. My sex education was primarily ripped from the pages of Judy Blume novels in an age when transgender people were trotted out as entertainment on daytime TV, AIDS was supposedly a disease of homosexuals and state-sanctioned same-sex marriage wasn’t something anybody expected to happen.
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