Teaching kids isn't an easy task; there are guidelines based on what the people in power expects kids to learn at certain ages, but parents don't always agree.
And this can cause serious problems when they find out that their child is learning something they deem totally unsuitable.
One mom has blasted her daughter's school after they asked her to do something really inappropriate for her homework.
Teaching kids essential life lessons can be tough.
via: GettyEspecially if you're a teacher.
There's always the question of whether they're too young to learn a certain thing.
via: GettyOr whether parents want them to learn it in the first place.
They might think that shielding kids from the outside world is going to protect them...
via: GettyBut it actually does more harm than good.
One question remains, however: the origin of debates everywhere...
@KirkMasseyTCU I agree that parents should have some discretion about the specific sex ed materials their children… https://t.co/3k9FTsHqYu— Steve Westly (@Steve Westly)1579883273.0
Schools always bear the brunt of it...
@kristinmary63 Sex Ed SHOULD start at home, the moment children ask about where babies come from. They need to lear… https://t.co/us0pLfOKaY— Pooetryman (@Pooetryman)1565740925.0
Although experts believe that children should be learning these things at a much earlier age...
@IndiaMeToo I have a two pronged suggestion - parents must have conversations about empathy, respect and safe behav… https://t.co/HU26xEpPpg— Meenakshi G (@Meenakshi G)1588640670.0
One mom is furious over her 11-year-old daughter's homework, in which she was asked to define super "inappropriate" topics...
via: TwitterChildren between at Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull, UK, were set Health Education homework as part of their online lesson plan.
Teachers asked the eleven to fourteen-year-olds to 'define' adult topics in its full spectrum...
via: Getty ImagesAs well as a whole bunch of other super grown-up topics.
They were also asked questions about alcohol, drugs, and smoking.
@KnownHeretic That’s not really an apology from the headteacher it’s more we will warn u it’s going to be sent out in future!— Dame Babs™️ (@Dame Babs™️)1589911285.0
The mother, who wanted to be addressed by her last name, Mrs. Taylor, said...
via: TwitterIf her daughter had searched the words, as the homework suggested, the results would have "destroyed her mind" and "scarred her for life."
Luckily, a Facebook post by another outraged parent prompted her to take the work away before her daughter began working on it.
@DailyMailUK @LaCatholicState They need to take a court action against the school.— Ruth (@Ruth)1589915548.0
It does seem a little too far...And many parents agree.
She was clearly distraught that the school was making her research such things...
@DailyMailUK @ezralevant If this is true, it’s disgusting schools are teaching this to 11 year olds.— Richi.montana (@Richi.montana)1589921186.0
Mrs Taylor said she dreads to think what would have happened if her daughter had searched the terms online and seen the results.
@KnownHeretic They were asked to define transsexual porn! Can you imagine what would have popped up if they searche… https://t.co/2uJk9gnibU— ♀️ Sal Robins🟥#IStandWithJKR ♀️ (@♀️ Sal Robins🟥#IStandWithJKR ♀️)1589977645.0
Mrs Taylor agreed that some of the work was acceptable, and encourages learning about sexuality, but said a lot of the work was "completely inappropriate."
@KnownHeretic Tbf they need to know about things such as revenge porn. Pretty crucial. And, I’d argue that it is im… https://t.co/uGgwTfHMD2— Greta 🥀 (@Greta 🥀)1589926539.0
She couldn't understand why a religious school would do such a thing..."They're a very religious school as well, so how can they say they are a religious school but condone writing something like this in the book? I can't get my head around it. I don't get the benefit from it, apart from scaring the kids. I know there will be other parents out there saying they need awareness but an 11-year-old should not know about it, they do not need to know about it. I think it's disgusting. Some parents have said it's good learning about it because it's readily available, but it's only readily available if you are not watching what they are doing."
Other parents and carers were equally "disgusted" by the topic.
@Red07859895 @KnownHeretic That’s a good question under normal circumstances, never mind during lockdown when they… https://t.co/SMi01Qz9m0— Michelle Warner (@Michelle Warner)1589948986.0
He said: "When I first opened it I thought, 'Wow, this cannot be a 13-year-old's homework'. What kind of teacher would set that?"
@llleeds69 It is absolutely pedophilia, grooming, abuse, the whole staff should be fired. The principal apologized… https://t.co/Ho7cn3JwBr— Known Heretic: Amy E. Sousa #IStandWithJKR (@Known Heretic: Amy E. Sousa #IStandWithJKR)1589907338.0
The academy has said students were not expected to search those terms online.
@DavidBu90934404 @KnownHeretic A real investigation is needed to find out exactly who is "advising" the government… https://t.co/he7RDnph6F— @mrrogerslikesme (@@mrrogerslikesme)1589982487.0
"I have asked that any future materials of this nature have a clear statement ensuring students and their parents are aware of any potentially sensitive content and will ensure all materials are fully age appropriate."
@KnownHeretic Yup It Fits! https://t.co/D3dS0UsboU— 🦢The🦉Fat🐦Sparrow🐓Cult🦃 (@🦢The🦉Fat🐦Sparrow🐓Cult🦃)1589930473.0