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Would you support condom dispensers in your local high school?

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Condom Dispensers Could Be Coming to a High School Near You

Posted by Jeanne Sager on December 27, 2012

condomsReady for a twist in the old "should teenagers have access to birth control" debate? Some 22 high schools in Philadelphia will be welcoming students back in the new year with brand new condom dispensers. So is this a matter of schools overstepping their bounds and infringing on parents rights? Or is this just one way the schools fulfill their role in kids' lives?

After all, Philadelphia's deputy mayor of health was questioned about the condom dispensers, and he explained that schools are partners with parents in raising kids. Put it that way, and schools giving our kids condoms is really the responsible thing to do, right?

Let's just think about this for a minute.

It's ultimately a parent's responsibility to keep kids safe. That's why most parents who really think things through would side with preventing STDs over pretending their precious little snowflake will never ever ever have sex.

But parents have already ceded a significant amount of control over the welfare of our kids to the schools. We more or less have to, considering our kids typically spend more of their waking hours on a school campus than they do with us.

We already expect the schools to help us prepare our kids for the real world, expanding classes beyond mere reading, writing, and 'rithmetic to life skills' training in the likes of driving and often basic parenting skills. In many places, sex ed is even part of the curriculum (and rightly so).

So why not? Why shouldn't schools be as proactive as parents are or at least as parents should be? Why shouldn't they help us prepare kids for safe sex?

Would you support condom dispensers in your local high school?

by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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K_D88
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM
Absolutely!!!
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K_D88
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM
Absolutely!!!
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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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The laugh comes in when the private school parents think that private schools make their kids above all the "riff raft" of public schools.

Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting glitterteaz:

LOL the kids in private school thing is a joke. We had kids come in from private schools so they could get a real diploma instead of a GED. They were more active than the public school kids ever thought about and their parents were completely in the dark. LOL at that argument. They are the best skilled liars and sneak the condoms from every where you could ever imagine. 

 It is how the kids are raised, not the school, that determines if kids will have sex (and get pregnant) or NOT have sex ...and live responsibly. Parents need to step up. Kids need to know that sex is much more meaningful and important than "just a roll in the hay".And they need self respect. Private school won't teach them that and public school won't either.


Rhodin
by Bronze Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I'm pretty sure it'll be treated like the free condoms back when I was in high school: the seniors will hoard them and fill the main stairwell with inflated condoms the day before graduation.

LaceNBklyn
by Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Yes! Having them there does not mean they are promoting sex it means that they are encouraging safe sex.
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batmansgirl
by Bronze Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Oh hell yes

mmccrea
by New Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM

YES

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Or make them into water bombs.

Quoting Rhodin:

I'm pretty sure it'll be treated like the free condoms back when I was in high school: the seniors will hoard them and fill the main stairwell with inflated condoms the day before graduation.


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Dzyre1115
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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 Private school parents in general take a more active approach to their children's education, after all they cared enough to put them there, paid out of their own pocket, in the first place.  In addition when you send a child to a small, private school, the parents are usually pretty like minded and have the same goals and moral code.  So you have more of a chance that all of the children are being raised to think the same way, which was the case for my son's school.  As I stated, only one student has gotten pregnant in the sixty year history of the school, while an active student, and they were married after graduation and have a beautiful eight year old little girl together.  Like minded parents, raise like minded children.  The mosh that is the public school system, it's the luck of the draw.  So it's not that we think that our kids are safer from the trials and tribulations of having sex as a teen, it's that the majority of us have raised our kids with the same core values and it generally works in our favor.

Quoting glitterteaz:

The laugh comes in when the private school parents think that private schools make their kids above all the "riff raft" of public schools.

Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting glitterteaz:

LOL the kids in private school thing is a joke. We had kids come in from private schools so they could get a real diploma instead of a GED. They were more active than the public school kids ever thought about and their parents were completely in the dark. LOL at that argument. They are the best skilled liars and sneak the condoms from every where you could ever imagine. 

 It is how the kids are raised, not the school, that determines if kids will have sex (and get pregnant) or NOT have sex ...and live responsibly. Parents need to step up. Kids need to know that sex is much more meaningful and important than "just a roll in the hay".And they need self respect. Private school won't teach them that and public school won't either.


 

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 2:16 AM
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blah blah blah heard it all before and seen that either way it is the luck of the draw. big deal you paid cash so did the ones here and they were all god fearing parents and like minded and truth was their kids were bigger deviants. Their kids were just better at not getting caught cause thier parents would lock em up if they were caught. so fewer were caught

Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Private school parents in general take a more active approach to their children's education, after all they cared enough to put them there, paid out of their own pocket, in the first place.  In addition when you send a child to a small, private school, the parents are usually pretty like minded and have the same goals and moral code.  So you have more of a chance that all of the children are being raised to think the same way, which was the case for my son's school.  As I stated, only one student has gotten pregnant in the sixty year history of the school, while an active student, and they were married after graduation and have a beautiful eight year old little girl together.  Like minded parents, raise like minded children.  The mosh that is the public school system, it's the luck of the draw.  So it's not that we think that our kids are safer from the trials and tribulations of having sex as a teen, it's that the majority of us have raised our kids with the same core values and it generally works in our favor.

Quoting glitterteaz:

The laugh comes in when the private school parents think that private schools make their kids above all the "riff raft" of public schools.

Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting glitterteaz:

LOL the kids in private school thing is a joke. We had kids come in from private schools so they could get a real diploma instead of a GED. They were more active than the public school kids ever thought about and their parents were completely in the dark. LOL at that argument. They are the best skilled liars and sneak the condoms from every where you could ever imagine. 

 It is how the kids are raised, not the school, that determines if kids will have sex (and get pregnant) or NOT have sex ...and live responsibly. Parents need to step up. Kids need to know that sex is much more meaningful and important than "just a roll in the hay".And they need self respect. Private school won't teach them that and public school won't either.


 


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