The Safe Schools Coalition is a group of organizations which promotes the acceptance of same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students. In 2016 the Turnbull government proposed cutting funding to the program and restricting it to secondary schools. Opponents of the program argue that parts of the group’s curriculum, including teaching 7 year olds to imagine they attracted to the same sex, are inappropriate. Proponents of the program, including the Green party, argue that between 1 and 2% of all students identify as gender diverse and the curriculum helps prevent bullying.
Safe schools should cover all forms of discrimination, body-ist, racist, etc as well as sexual choice. The information of sexual choice is also inaccurate overstating some cases 3 out of 4 transgender children grow out of it. Safe schools also encourages presently illegal behaviour and seeks to redefine 'normal'
Education and awareness are the keys to a successful life; however, just limiting education to freedom of gender orientation is limiting; as limiting as religious/feminist schools etc. Positive discrimination is as devisive as negative!
No, I think we should be taught to accept other people and there difference whether its religion, race, gender and who they are attracted but we don't need a safe schools coalition to achieve this as this should be taught at home or school.
Segregating children based on sexual preference is not going to solve the problem. Neither will protecting them from bullying. They need to be taught how to defend themselves, because no bully cares who or what you are, they only care about how to hurt you.
I believe in making every child feel accepted and loved regardless of their race, gender, appearance, sexual preference. But I do not believe it’s a schools responsibility to educate 7 year olds on sexual preference and gender issues beyond a fostering of love and tolerance.
I agree with proper sexual education for young people in our schools.
For example providing them with the necessary information and resources.
Eg. STI's are preventable and treatable and to not be ashamed of it, cause it happens.
Access to vital information at the proper ages.
I do not agree with the thought of getting 7 year olds to roll play that they are attracted to the same sex. I believe that type of education could be done in a better manner.
i think we should educate children from a young age about same-sex couples, but things like chest-binding are un-needed (especially in kindergarten and to about year 4) since children dont go through puberty until 8 years old at the youngest.
There is no need to teach children in school about gender and sexuality. Gender and sexual orientation is something they can figure out as they get older. Unless the child is actually asking questions about it, if the teacher has adequate and scientific knowledge on the issue, then they should be able to respond. Otherwise, seek a specialists help.
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