NOW is the time to review the Sex Ed curriculum in your school district. We can help you navigate the issues to protect children's innocence and safety.
Georgia law requires that abstinence from sexual activity be emphasized to our Georgia students.
The Georgia Department of Education has just approved the new Standards of Excellence for Health Education. It “shall emphasize abstinence from sexual activity until marriage and fidelity in marriage as important personal goals.” Plus the dangers of pornography and sexting have been added.
Sex Ed curriculum is chosen locally by a committee primarily made up of non-teaching parents with children in the system. GA DOE Rule 160-4-2-.12(f)
Every child in Georgia deserves a safe classroom & library free of obscenity. Providing sexually explicit materials in schools and libraries desensitizes children to sexual ideas, conversations, and conduct. This is a strong component of the grooming process used by sexual predators. Sexually explicit materials have been found in all aspects of school curriculum including literature, history, art, and special projects. It cannot be avoided by parents simply opting out of sex education classes. This leaves children even more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, from other minors, and from adults. We need to immediately repeal laws that facilitate sexual exploitation and abuse. The "harmful to minors" laws must be allowed to function as intended without giving exceptions to librarians.
Georgia law contains a loophole that allows school libraries and public libraries to expose children to obscene & harmful materials both visual & verbal descriptions. The definition of harmful to minors is :
(4) "Sadomasochistic abuse" means actual or simulated flagellation or torture by or upon a person who is nude, clad in undergarments, a mask or bizarre costume, or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained by one so clothed or nude.
(5) "Sexual conduct" means actual or simulated acts of masturbation, homosexuality, sexual intercourse, or physical contact in an act of apparent sexual stimulation or gratification with a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such person is female, breasts.
(6) "Sexual excitement" means the condition of human male or female genitals when in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.
(7) "Sexually explicit nudity" means a state of undress so as to expose the human male or female genitals, pubic area, or buttocks with less than a full opaque covering, or the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any portion thereof below the top of the nipple, or the depiction of covered or uncovered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.
The Georgia State Board of Education passed a resolution The resolution declared “United States of America is not a racist country, and that the state of Georgia is not a racist state. (a) one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex; (b) an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously…” The Resolution passed in an 11 to 2 vote on Thursday, June 2, 2021. Read about it here.