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The article said one kid acted as a lookout, and when the teacher did find out what was going on, things were stopped. I dunno, sounds like experimentation to me...curious kids...experimenting. Maybe what is needed is some sex education. I wonder if that have one of those oh so helpful abstenance only education policies in that neck of the woods?
Typical SP response.
Oh, they are exploring or experimenting they are in need of sex-ed.
FYI they are in GRADE 6!
Society is so sex-driven, that this is our results.
If the teacher was aware of this he/she should have been fired, if not then its not their fault, but teachers should do checks in the classroom every 15 minutes or so.
In lab statioins in HS they always did that...
Healthier...maybe, but I also wonder if it's the hormones and chemicals we ingest every day. The hormones they give to cows and chickens to make them reproduce earlier and more frequently...makes me nervous!
Also, I think there is a difference between "experimenting" (playing doctor anyone?) and actually having sex! I think kids need to be educated about the concept of sex very early...they should be taught the proper names for all their body parts, to reduce the possibility of sexual abuse, but also to take away a sense of shame about their bodies. It's a touchy subject to deal with.
But just because their bodies are maturing faster and earlier, doesn't necessarily mean their minds are. Developmentally speaking, children are usually able to undestand and accept certain concepts or responsibilities at certain ages. Just because a 10 year old can physically have a child, doesn't mean they are mentally or emotionally prepared for it.