UK Daily Mail
Thursday, Sept 18, 2008
The first sex education pamphlet for six-year-olds is being marketed to primary schools to encourage teachers to start sex lessons earlier.
The comic, from the former Family Planning Association, includes illustrations of a naked girl and boy and invites youngsters to label the genitals.
The group, now called the fpa, is producing 50,000 copies of Let’s Grow with Nisha and Joe in an initial print run and promoting it to schools across the UK.
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The fpa insisted the 12-page comic, designed for use in school and at home by six and seven-year-olds, was a ‘gentle introduction’.
But angry parents condemned it as ‘too much too young’ and warned against robbing children of their innocence.
Margaret Morrissey, of the lobby group Parents Outloud, said she would have gone ‘ballistic’ had her own children brought a copy home.
She said: ‘Giving children explicit names for body parts at this age seems clinical.
‘We are feeding them this information when they still should be playing with dolls and toy cars.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 3:48 am