The answer to the question is unequivocally, YES. In fact, the sex education that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is advocating to public schools today is not only harmful to adolescents and teens, it is an infringement on parental rights and the values and morals we as parents wish to impart to our children.
One can hardly deny the availability of pornography, it exists at our fingertips should we wish to delve into its deviant world. The ubiquitous nature of porn (in our homes, on our computers, cell phones and televisions) does not automatically grant it a place of status. On the contrary, porn represents the most base material our society has to offer. Not only is it addictive, it exploits, manipulates and grooms the most unsuspecting and vulnerable of our society. A study found that the brain activity of a teen addicted to porn is the same as drug addicts and alcoholics. The very fact that the ODE and the Deputy Superintendent, Rob Saxton, endorsed a session at the ASC described as "a discussion on the very exciting world of porn" is shocking.
Dr. Melvin Anchell, MD author of "What's Wrong with Sex Education" and "A Psychoanalytic Look at Today's Sex Education" addresses the adverse effects sex education has on children.
Psychoanalysis observes that sexual development occurs in three phases.
Phase One - birth to six years of age
Phase Two - 6 to 12 years
Phase Three - 13 (puberty) to adulthood
According to Dr. Anchell, the sexual energies of children between the ages of 6 and 12 are considered to be dormant or latent. It is during this period that children learn the ability to feel compassion. It is a time of strengthening the mental barriers that control sexual impulses. The barriers that control "raw instinctual sexual urges" are shame, disgust and morality but not limited to these. It is also a time, according to Dr. Anchell, when children are most teachable. As parents we strive to teach our children the foundation of honor, integrity, morality, values and character.
Evidence reveals that the ODE's K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education is encouraging students to dismiss the values, standards and morals that are imparted to them by their parents and guardians. Rather, they emphasis re-defining and developing the student's own value system.