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.