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Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
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7/14/22  3:46 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Esper

Protecting children from sexually explicit material in schools

Parents have the right to know that every measure is being taken to protect their children from inappropriate material in schools. Our schools are not safe from exposing children to sexually explicit material. The school system is to blame and the schools are usurping the parental authority to protect their children from grooming practices. Every year, SOME educators are being arrested for illegal behavior with children. Even if the majority of educators would never consider acting illegally with children, parents need to practice vigilance to ensure that their children are not scarred for life from the sexual abuse of some educators who are attracted to the field of education in order to have access to children (their victims). A stranger walking up to a child in a park would be arrested for showing children  this sexually inappropriate material. A Scout leader would be barred from volunteering with youth from exposing children to this material. School teachers should not be exposing children to explicit material. Schools should focus on the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math to prepare them for future respectable careers. Many parents do not consider preparing their children for child trafficking as preparing them for respectable careers. Normalizing child trafficking is not acceptable either (i.e. Sterling Middle School Librarian incident). 

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