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Poll: Should porn be shown in the classroom as a part of sex ed?

It has been argued that children need to be educated on how to interpret it.

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IT HAS BEEN argued that children should be taught about how to interpret pornography as part of sex education classes.

Writing in TheJournal.ie this morning, Director of Childwatch Ireland Pat McKenna believes porn is so easy to access that teenagers are going to view it regardless, and so education is needed.

“A parent wanting to address these issues may not have the necessary current information to do so effectively, and so a coordinated approach between state agencies seems a better option,” he said.

We want to know what you think: Should porn be shown in the classroom as a part of sex education?


Poll Results:

No (5574)
Yes (2288)
I don't know (836)



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