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Petition to South African Department of Education

Sex education to be taught to grade 4 learners from 2020

Please sign and help our children stay children for as long as possible. Personally this is disgusting and should NOT be taught in schools!! Who knows a child better than a parent? ONLY a parent will know when a child is ready to be taught about the proverbial birds and bees. My proposal is that as many parents sign the petition stating that their children will not be taking part in these lessons at schools. I am a mother and a grandmother and most definitely do not agree with this at all. It will promoting promiscuity and teenage pregnancies will soar to an all time high!! Taken from a TimesLive article dated 12 May 2019: Grade 4s to learn about masturbation in new life orientation curriculum BY PREGA GOVENDER The life orientation curriculum is hooking up with the 21st century. From next year, textbooks for pupils in grades 4 to 12 will reflect a “cutting edge” curriculum that treats masturbation, sexual consent, gender nonconformity and single-parent families as mainstream. Sex therapist Dr Marlene Wasserman (Dr Eve), one of 80 experts who have overhauled the curriculum, said: “Masturbation is normalised and it is threaded through [the curriculum] from grade 4. It begins with self-pride, self-image, body diversity, genital differences, genital changes and touching oneself for pleasure.” While grade 4 pupils would learn about consent in friendships, older pupils would learn about sexual consent. “The curriculum was geared for the 2020 South African learner: who is he, she, they? A fluid, gender nonconforming child raised in a family of a mom and an absent dad,” Wasserman said. Hayley Walker, chair of Protective Behaviours Southern Africa, said the textbooks were long overdue because “too much many life skills have been left to chance”.

Susan Hall
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