Oversexed students

Maya - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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this year i have felt that my highschoolers focus more on sex than on even looking pretty.For the boys, they don't care about grades, or even looking good, they just want to know that sex is the focus. does anyone else feel this way? and what do we do about it?

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A couple of little neighbor girls were standing on their balcony, yelling (singing) all the words to the song "First Date Sex". They can't have been more than 12 at the most! And, they have no idea that is an inappropriate song! I am just as appalled and saddened by this as anyone. I am a music teacher and they all want to dance like they see on TV and sing the songs they hear. The only thing that will help, I think, is for adults to really start to be a lot more responsible about what radio stations are allowed, what movies, etc. Fighting a losing battle I'm afraid.

Lindsay - posted on 06/24/2009

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It can be a problem and it happens at all levels. I teach 2nd grade and it was a bigger problem this year than before. Who is 'going out', who likes you, and fairly graphic notes. People tended to not think it very serious because the kids are 2nd graders but it bothered me more because of that. I don't know what to do either and how much to say or do with such young kids.

Jael - posted on 06/13/2009

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I work with high school students and see this as a major issue. I think the key to helping kids who are oversexed being real with them about the consequences of their actions. I know it sounds corny, but education can work. Approximately 70% of my classes are young men. I know this statistic sounds high, but I work in the field of special education and students with learning disabilities and young men are often the majority in this field.

It has been fun this year to see the young men actually asking me really serious questions about sex. (it helped that I was pregnant this year, so they didn't feel the subject was off limits) Believe me, they have some pretty strange ideas about how babies are made. Some actually believe that if you drink enough "Mountain Dew" you can't get a girl pregnant. (shocking, I know...)

This is what I have chosen to do...I am open to questions as long as they are appropriate and real. I never let kids talk about sex in a degrading manner. I insist that the young men treat young women with respect (at least in my presence which is all I can really control)....and I hope that somehow I am helping both the young men and women to have enough self-esteem and self-control to make decisions that will not have HUGE consequences.

Charley - posted on 06/12/2009

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You know even in my Pre-K classroom I have to deal with boyfriend/girlfriends and kissing. Not to mention the girls that go Ms. Charley do you think such and such thinks I'm pretty. I remember in 5th grade my friends were talking about sex and I didn't have a clue as to what it was.

Jennifer - posted on 06/11/2009

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I am starting to see this in the middle school. I didn't know what most of it was until high school, let alone doing it in middle school. I am at a lost in how to deal with this. My students even have sex ed and see pictures of body parts with diseases and it still does not deter them. I have taught 10 years in the 8th grade and every year I have had at least 1 student out of 150 pregnant. It is so sad.

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