July 12, 2018 9:48 am

Scott Thompson: What will replace updated sex ed curriculum?


The new premier of the Ontario, Doug Ford, has followed through with his campaign promise to repeal and replace the Wynne government’s sex ed curriculum.

The Opposition is crying that it’s a step backwards, and I share their concerns.

READ MORE: Ontario schools reverting to old sex-ed curriculum this fall, education minister says

Having two kids aged 10 and 15 myself, I personally see the need for today’s kids to be equipped with today’s facts.

It is simply NOT the way it was when we were young.

The internet has changed everything. Now our kids are exposed to all the world and its dirty warts, with the tap of a finger.

And no, despite what a great parent you are, you cannot control every minute of their lives.

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WATCH: Education Minister says Ontario school reverting back to old sex-ed curriculum

My question is, what exactly were the concerns with the sex ed update?

Not only do we need specific examples, we also need to know what replaces them.

It is always positive to listen to all sides of a debate when considering policy, but adding religion into the mix is a slippery slope between belief and reality.

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In today’s world, although parents may have more experience, they may not really know more than their kids when it comes to technology and sex.

Kids are exposed to things parents can’t even imagine.

They need the education to deal with it.

And that needs to come from more than just mom or dad.

Scott Thompson is the host of The Scott Thompson Show on Global News Radio 900 CHML.

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