Talking Points for School Officials – Sexuality Education

  • Kids at DesksReligious and community leaders, people of faith, and concerned parents are stakeholders in sexuality education curricula in public schools. Identity yourself/your community as a stakeholder.
  • While parents are the primary educators of their children, it is an obligation of the community to provide accurate information about sexuality to all youth in public schools.
  • State your personal reasons for supporting comprehensive sexuality education.
  • Sexuality education is a not just a public health issue. It is also a moral issue.
  • Sexuality education available in many public schools is not adequate.
    • Be familiar with curricula currently taught in your local schools.
  • Young people need and deserve accurate information on the entire range of sexuality topics and issues.
  • Without access to vital information from trusted adults and educators, young people turn to less-reliable sources and are at unnecessary risk for disease and unintended pregnancy.
  • Comprehensive sexuality education prepares young people for healthy relationships, dating, marriage, and parenting.
  • Share resources such as the Open Letter to Religious Leaders about Sex Education and the Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Adolescent Sexuality.

 

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