Pornography as part sex education for school children

  Cymro. 29 Apr 13
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22308393

So what are we to make this one then? I anticipate many will be against the idea but if you read the item you will see that there is always an argument for as well as against.

  fourm member 29 Apr 13

I see the BBC still thinks it has to have 'balance' by including the views of some ignorant moral extremist.

Young people do pick up ideas from what they see and who they talk to.

The notion here seems to be to give some context to the images of perfect bodies that just might drive some teenagers towards eating disorders because they don't think they have the perfect body.

There also seems to be a useful general point which is to recognise that porn is trying to produce a particular response and, to a degree, that makes it no different from an ad for cosmetics.

  lotvic 29 Apr 13

I would have thought that for most schoolchildren discussion between themselves was already in the playground/out of school so prob bringing it into the classroom discussions is no big deal. Just the parents that will be horrified.

  Brumas 29 Apr 13

If the school children haven't already 'experimented' would this give them the green light to do so? I think I am against it, I know children grow up quicker nowadays but the concept of showing porn in the attempt to evaluate and rationalise it is only asking for trouble.

On a lighter note,it makes you wonder what they would set for homework ;o}

  wee eddie 29 Apr 13

As almost all people will encounter Porn at some time in their Adult Life, it seems to me to be logical to inform our youth about it.

I think that they should have a good idea off how and by whom it is made, who is paid and who is not, and where the money made by porn is likely to go.

My own feeling is that an educated audience is less likely to fall foul of the seedier side of the business. Porn has benefits as well as faults and I think that our youngsters should understand that what they see/watch is a performance and not reality.

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