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Sex education, the fun way

  • Putu Monica Christy

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Jakarta   /   Fri, May 31, 2019   /  12:29 pm
Sex education, the fun way The idea that sex education is taboo should be thrown out the window, as it can be a powerful tool in teaching children how to respect and protect themselves as well as others. (Shutterstock/File)

There is very limited research on teaching sexuality education to young children at home. Especially in Indonesia, debates about the merits of introducing sexuality education to children in schools are still rare. The “International technical guide on sexuality education”, published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization a decade ago, states that equipping children and young people with sexuality education will help them learn about sexual abuse and exploitation. This would help prevention and recognize abuse and exploitation when they occur, as well as address them through access to sources of support. Research by Tulodo that involved 409 households in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, aimed to identify issues, problems and needs of parents with children aged 5 to 9 years old, especially related to sexuality education at the family level. ...

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