‘The job becomes their activism’: US parents ‘can no longer trust’ leftist teachers, says Lauren Chen

‘The job becomes their activism’: US parents ‘can no longer trust’ leftist teachers, says Lauren Chen

US parents ‘can no longer trust’ leftist teachers, claims Lauren Chen

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Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 18/05/2024

- 12:25

New government guidance is set to ban schools from teaching sex education to children under nine

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The UK government has announced that it intends to ban sex education for children under nine years old, as well as place further restrictions on how the subject is taught in schools.

In guidance for schools issued today the government said children will be protected from “inappropriate teaching on sensitive topics” subject to an eight-week consultation starting today.

Political commentator Lauren Chen has revealed that she believes that the guidance should be carried across to the United States.

Speaking to Mark Dolan on GBN America, Chen said: "We are just recognising that children are being exposed to this type of thing, then I think that in and of itself warrants its own conversation.

Lauren Chen, Mark Dolan

​Lauren Chen said parents should be teaching children about sex education 

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"Why do we have increasingly young children accessing things like pornography online? Parents need to be more aware of what their children are doing online.

"They need more monitoring. And I would say there is even a state role in ensuring that underage people cannot access this type of adult material.

"The state is more than happy to involve itself in ensuring that children don't buy alcohol, don't buy cigarettes.

"Why don't we have some sort of mandated regulation on these platforms that serve pornographic content, that have to abide by the same way laws that tobacco shops do?

"The idea that if kids see it outside the classroom, we might as well bring it into the classroom. That doesn't track, if a child does have a question about something they've seen on the internet or a billboard or on TV, the person they should be going to for information should be their parent.

"If it's something of a sexual nature, a teacher should not be the student's first line of defence when it comes to guidance for this."

Rear view of teenage girls and boys learning in classroomThe move will ensure sex education is taught to pupils from Year 6 onwardsGETTY

She added: "I want parents to remember that it may be an uncomfortable conversation to have with a child - the birds and the bees - especially if it comes earlier than you might think.

"But just remember, if you decide to delegate that to a teacher or to the state, you're likely not just going to get a traditional 'when a mommy and daddy love each other' story.

"They're going to be inserting a whole bunch of things about like same-sex attraction, masturbation, maybe even toys.

"We have seen enough material out there that kids are being taught, to know that it is not the same sex education that perhaps you and I may have been exposed to when we were younger."

Lauren Chen, Mark Dolan

Chen said that parents can't trust teachers or the state

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A Cabinet document revealed fresh Government guidance will make it clear gender identity is a "contested subject" which should not be taught.

The scheduled announcement comes after Rishi Sunak ordered a review into the Relationships, Sex and Health Education lessons last year.

The Prime Minister opted to review the situation after receiving fury from parents over “age-inappropriate, extreme, sexualising and inaccurate” content.

Tory MP Miriam Cates also told Sunak that children were being taught there were 72 genders and shown graphic lessons on oral sex.

Requesting approval from Cabinet colleagues, Keegan categorically said “sex education will not be taught before Year 5” - meaning nine and 10-year-olds.

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