Class VIII students were more disappointed than astonished when their biology teacher dismissed the male anatomy as “not important enough to be taught”.
“Whom do we turn to if teachers shy away like this? How do we have appropriate information on gender, sexuality, and sexual expressions and values?” asked a student.
The teens said that disinterest on part of the adults to intervene is also to be blamed for sexting getting ‘normalized’ in schools.
While many kids end up ignoring and blocking numbers that send explicit messages, they say any resistance comes with the risk of being labelled and bullied.
“When we have centuries old Khajuraho temples with erotic engravings and when we are now the world’s most populous country, what is holding us back from conversations about sex? It is time that parents and schools spoke about it openly,” said a student pleading anonymity.
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