“We’re moving in the wrong direction, and it’s because this isn’t on anyone’s radar,” she said.
Schutz said polling from the campaign has shown that 90 percent of Tulsans support comprehensive sex education in middle and high schools. Tulsa Public Schools has started to implement sex education, and Union and Broken Arrow schools also have pilot programs.
The key is for parents and trusted adults to educate children about their bodies and the consequences of sexual activity, not in one big talk but throughout their childhood, she said.
“You arm them with knowledge,” she said. “That’s how they protect themselves.”
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