Our Ontario government right now is attempting to push through new and improved sex education. And by attempting, I mean it is really a matter of time since they have a majority government, barring some disastrous uproar of protest that make them back down. One key concept that undergirds much of the curriculum is consent. Specific elements include same-sex families discussed in grade 3, puberty in grade 6, and STDs and sexting in Grade 7.
This is definitely a good thing.
Unfortunately, many are up in arms over this, including many Christians. As far as I have been able to hear, it all boils down to “we’re uncomfortable with our kids knowing anything about sex.” I’m sorry to break this to them, but that isn’t an option. They are humans. They are going to learn about sex. The question isn’t whether they will learn, it’s whether they will learn something healthy or something unhealthy.