(By schools, that is)
Right, read this:
Sex education: why the British should go Dutch - Times Online
And then for a different opinion from the fear-mongering Daily Mail:
Now schools introduce a sex guide for your six-year-olds | Mail Online
(Read some of the comments too...)
The articles are referring to fairly recent plans for schools in the UK, but discuss the idea more generally.
I think an honest approach to sex is probably a good idea, and I think we should be more natural about sex generally. I think it's only right for children to be taught about sex, the only people who are going to be traumatised are some parents!
But with that said, when I was in Amsterdam this year the openness to sex did seem very strange. Walking around the red light district in the day when children were around too seemed bizarre.
But then clearly the Dutch are doing something right.
I think it's wrong to say that it's "too much, too young"... children are like blank slates, they aren't affected too much by the assumptions of their cultures.
Why do you think?
Do you think things such as homosexuality/S&M/fetishes should be taught in schools (not necessarily to children)?
Sex education in my primary school was non-existent, expect for a one-off video we saw once. In secondary school it was quite vague, and towards the end of secondary school it was just ironic, since (what seemed like) most of the class had already taught themselves about sex practically.