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Dawne Parris

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Schoolchildren’s early sexual activity and lack of knowledge about their sexual development are major factors contributing to their indiscipline and bad behaviour in and out of school, says a veteran social worker.
Executive director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA),?George Griffith, also says “influential forces” are blocking much needed sex education from reaching students in the classroom.
While poor parenting, family problems, and drug and alcohol use are regularly identified as being the root causes of troublesome behaviour, Griffith told the SATURDAY SUN that “there is a massive part of the equation that is being overlooked and that is the child’s sexual development”.
He said when children are not educated about the changes experienced at puberty, they were not equipped to handle the feelings and sexual urges that accompanied it.
Read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN.