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Our kids are not angels anymore

Published:Saturday | June 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I do wish my fellow Jamaicans would tone down the melodrama when it comes to sex education. It is my belief that Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) did nothing wrong. I also think the organisation was not introducing anything new to these kids that they didn't already know.

As parents, we tend to do things behind closed doors, but sometimes we leave the doors open and the children catch us red-handed. If we would like to protect our kids from receiving certain information, we would have to raise them in a bubble, free from outside influence.

It is a fact that kids as young as six know more about sex and its various forms than we as adults do, and they get this information from their peers and sometimes from their overly promiscuous parents and siblings.

Stop flogging the JFJ! It is time we face up to the reality that our kids are not angels anymore.

CASBURN TOMLIN

Ontario, Canada

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