Condoms for elementary students?

EllyDicious

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They have questions they need answered on how to use them, when to use them,” Singer said.
If children have questions on how and when to use the, it doesn't mean they should have the chance to use them.
Wanting to know something out of curiosity, doesn't mean you want to try it.

I think it goes over the top for children to be allowed to use condoms.
 

JessEpiphany

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This is the part that bothers me:
Elementary school students in Provincetown would be given condoms – whether their parents approve or not – under a policy approved by the town’s school committee last week.
Yikes!

It mentions nowhere in the article whether a parent would be notified if their child did ask for a condom. That's something a parent might like to know. I know that as a parent myself if my young child were asking school officials for something of that nature I would want to know immediately because it is my job as a parent to discuss these things with my child, especially when they have questions.
 

fractal

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If they are given condoms, they are going to try to use them. What the fuck is wrong with these people. Teaching about condoms is one thing, getting it is another.
 

Puck

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No, I don't agree that school that educate such young kids should be giving out condoms, but do we want something like Boy Alfie; Dad at 13 | Boy Alfie Patten, 13, becomes father of baby girl Maisie with girlfriend Chantelle Steadman, 15 | The Sun |News ; happening, again?
Personally, I would like to think every kid in the world is smart enough or educated enough to know to wait to have sex until they're at least old enough to understand how condoms work.
But, that's not the case.
I'm not a parent myself, but I know if I had kids, I'd be outraged, yes and would like to know if my kid was asking for a condom.
But on the other hand, I would also feel slightly better knowing if my child was going to have sex, he or she would be protected even if I wasn't aware of what was going on.
But again, I can't really comment much seeing as I'm not a mother.
 
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MAgnum9987

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First grade students can ask for the condoms, though the policy requires that students speak to a school nurse or other trained counselor before receiving one.
Its up to the counselor and nurse to stop a kid from getting condoms. I think thats good enough. Let the kids ask questions. If a first grader goes into the nurse asking for a condom, the nurse will sit him down and talk about what they would be doing, and why they shouldn't be doing it.

Of course, I think its ludicrous for FIRST GRADERS to even be AWARE of what condoms are, or even what sex is. They shouldn't even know about that stuff until a suitable age, which I think 3rd grade would be excellent. However, after 5th grade, I think they should have access and be taught the significance of what sex is.
 

fractal

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However, after 5th grade, I think they should have access and be taught the significance of what sex is.
That would be like telling them that it's ok to have sex after 5th grade. But then the old argument of 'better protected than unprotected' comes up over here.
 

wooly

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correct me if i'm wrong, but is first grade 6-7 year olds??? to be even TEACHING them about sex is unneccessary, but to be providing them with condoms!? Absolutely ridiculous. Also, not letting their parents know, that their 7 year old kids are getting condoms is even more ridiculous. I don't see why they have to respect the sexual privacy of 7 year olds. They're CHILDREN.

i think to have this service available to children is essentially preparing them for sex, and it's at too young an age. Yes, children are becoming aware of sex at an earlier age (as seen in the "kids seeing porn" thread) and children are having sex at earlier ages than before. But providing services like this for children of this age isn't going to help. If anything it's going to make it worse.
 

Merc

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Middle school and up is a decent age bracket but I can't see a reason to provide them to kids who can't tell the difference between a pube and an armpit hair.
 

CaptainObvious

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Middle school and up is a decent age bracket but I can't see a reason to provide them to kids who can't tell the difference between a pube and an armpit hair.
I agree, middle school aged children seems about right. But the part that REALLY chaps my hide is the parents are unable to opt out, I find that completely idiotic. And unconstitutional in my opinion.