Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Our Children are Facing Increasing Sexualisation


Our Children are Facing Increasing Sexualisation


The Kiwi Party
Press Release
19 September, 2011

"Do you want your 14 year old daughter or grand-daughter to be taught in our schools how to apply "yucky and sticky condoms to a black plastic penis?" asks outraged grandmother Simonne Dyer deputy leader of the Kiwi Party after reading the lead story in this morning's Herald.

"Parents have a hard enough time instilling good family values into their growing children without their being taught and encouraged by their school teachers to explore their sexuality and engage in sexual activity. How many of our schools teach an abstinence programme that statistics from overseas' studies reveal a delay in sexual involvement?

"We are already among the highest rates in the OECD of teenage pregnancy and abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, and suicide. We are constantly told that the sex education in our schools is to help combat these distressing statistics but surely commonsense tells us that our programmes have gone far past the good basic education that is needed, and now its contents encourage sexual curiosity and experimentation among our teenagers when they are still learning how to cope with their emotional development.

"Peer pressure is huge at this age. How many teenagers have been coerced into sexual activity before being emotionally equipped to manage this most intimate of human relationships? How many of our young suicide victims have been influenced by the trauma of dealing with the complicated emotions that result from a relationship breakdown?

"In a majority of communities parents are not being consulted as to the content of the sex education teaching in their schools. Its time to re-evaluate the values and content of what is being taught to our young and vulnerable children and teenagers", concluded Dyer

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Covid-19, 21/9: 1,123 Overall Cases, 4,800,000+ Vaccine Doses


15 new cases have been discovered in Auckland, which has moved to Level 3 as of Tuesday night. 844 of the Auckland cases have recovered alongside all of the Wellington cases... More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Canada’s Election, And The AUKUS Defence Pact


Yesterday, Canada held an election in which everyone lost, including the voters. After holding its most expensive ( $C600 million) election campaign ever, the result was Groundhog Day, with the five main parties getting almost exactly the same number of seats as they did last time around, in 2019. Same overall result too: Liberals leader and PM Justin Trudeau will once again be leading a minority government... More>>



 
 

Government: Expert Group Appointed To Lead New Zealand’s Future Health System
An outstanding group of people with extensive and wide-ranging governance and health experience have been appointed to lead the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little says... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Kiwis Overseas Must Be Allowed To Vote Next Year
New Zealanders stranded overseas should be allowed to vote in next year’s local government elections and the 2023 general election, the Green Party said today. “The reality of this pandemic is lots of people cannot renew their voting rights when they are home as they normally would... More>>



Government: Keeping our Police safe to keep our communities safe

The Government is committed to keeping our frontline police officers safe, so they in turn can keep New Zealanders safe – with one of the largest investments in frontline safety announced by Police Minister Poto Williams at the Police College today... More>>

ALSO:



Power: Bill Changes Bring Fairness To Charges

A key recommendation of an independent panel to make electricity charges fairer across all households will be put in place, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>



Government: Parks expiry of licenses, WoFs and regos
As a result of the Delta outbreak, driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs), vehicle licences (‘regos’) and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will be valid until 30 November 2021, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>



Child Poverty Action Group: Highest jump in weekly benefit numbers since first lockdown

The current lockdown has triggered the largest weekly increase in benefit recipient numbers since the first lockdown last year, and Child Poverty Action Group is concerned the Government isn't doing enough to assist affected families... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels