Elementary school children, including kindergartners, in Basel, Switzerland, will reportedly be learning about the pleasures of sex [are you serious?!] through the use of toys made to look like male and female genitalia, according to reports from Swiss media.
The toys are part of a kit to be given to teachers that includes dolls, books, and wooden penises, among other things.
In an interview with Swiss newspaper Blick, Basel education minister Christoph Eymann revealed that officials had received more than 3,000 letters of complaint sent in by parents who think the sex education program goes too far [ya think?!].
Eymann said that, unfortunately, the education of children on the subject of sex had been left to the schools since parents were not doing their jobs at home [it isn't anyone's job to talk to a five year old about sex].
When asked about the program's aim of teaching children that "touch can be pleasurable," Eymann said the actual objective [then why not teach the "actual" objective?] was to help children differentiate between good and bad touches.
"It's about protecting the sexual integrity of children," [what in the heck does that even mean?] he said, adding that it was necessary for educators to do something to help prevent sexual violence against children by helping children protect themselves.
Eymann said that he was taking parents' complaints seriously and although the curriculum would be reviewed, the program would go forward.
As for the "sex box" teaching kit, Eymann said, “It was no doubt stupid to call it a ‘sex box’ – we will change that."
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/31/2011 05:33:00 PM
Pictured is 1 of 2 Humvees that the Sheriff's Office recently received from the U.S. Government Military Surplus Program. These Humvees were recently used during hurricane Irene. The SCSO would like to thank Senator James Mathias for his help with the registering/titling the Humvees.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/31/2011 03:00:00 PM
With so many kids needing good homes are steps being overlooked just to find placement? are these placements being checked on frequently?. The Foster home program is a great service to so many children by offering them homes that are stable with an opportunity to grow. We must not let this sad case ruin the good that comes from these programs.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/31/2011 02:00:00 PM
It has become clear lately that the Crisfield PD under Chief Tabor's leadership has become the jewel of the Somerset County Law Enforcement community. They have been proactive in operations and have been responsive to citizens concerns. Congratulation everyone at the Crisfield PD for a great job
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/31/2011 01:00:00 PM
With the new School year upon us it is great news that the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office is going to be proactive with other local law enforcement to battle the gangs that inevitably pop up in our local Schools.
These aren't the gangs like the T-Birds from grease we are talking about young crips and bloods ms13 and others that try to infiltrate all areas for new membership and drug trafficking,
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/31/2011 11:30:00 AM
UPDATE Fruitland schools are no longer on lockdown, according to the Wicomico Board of Education public information officer.
BREAKING NEWS: Police say Fruitland Intermediate and Fruitland Primary are both currently on lockdown. Officials received a report around 9:00 a.m. That there was a subject with a gun in the area. Police say no students are involved and officers are looking into the situation.
Fruitland schools are no longer on lockdown, according to the Wicomico Board of Education public information officer.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 8/31/2011 10:32:00 AM