Sex Education Standards Encourage Teaching ‘Safe Sex,’ Sexual Identity, Anti-Bullying In Schools

Start with the overview of the standards by Kimberly Hefling that appeared in HuffPost Education. Links to the actual standards as well as another summary by Nirvi Shaw in EdWeek below.

Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a coalition of health and education groups.

The non-binding recommendations to states and school districts seek to encourage age-appropriate discussions about sex, bullying and healthy relationships – starting with a foundation even before second grade.

LINK: Sex Education Standards Encourage Teaching ‘Safe Sex,’ Sexual Identity, Anti-Bullying In Schools.

Download the National Sexuality Education Standards in PDF format.

LINK: Overview of new Standards by Nirvi Shah in EdWeek

Post Sources: HuffPost EducationEducation Week

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