Why do five year olds need to know this??

This is what Family Planning wants to teach five year olds under the marketing banner of “sexuality education


Describing themselves in relation to their gender
Um… I’m a boy, you’re a girl. Yuck. Or should it be “At the moment I’m a boy, but that could come under review if I let groups like Family Planning or Rainbow Youth anywhere near me”

Identifying body parts, including sexual parts
Why? For what purpose? And is this because parents don’t know? Do they not have those parts?

Discussing changes to the body and ways to care for the body
Does that mean things like how to get felt-tip marks off hands, and mud out of hair?

Based on the misinformation that Family Planning and other groups push towards our teenagers (covered in our report R18: Sexuality Education in NZ ), we would encourage parents to keep a close eye on what their local school is doing in this area.

As a parent, you have a right to know what is being taught, AND to withdraw your children from any of these programmes.