Right on the heels of the Amber Cole twitter situation, news has come out that one in ten sixth graders has already had sex by the age of 11 or 12 in the state of Texas. After that, the numbers jump to 22 percent of seventh graders having had sex, and for every year after that there is a 10 percent increase.
Before you assume this is an isolated situation, the United States as a whole isn’t doing so hot. Yes, Texas has a history of poor sex education and high teen pregnancy, but the good ol’ USA is a leader in sexually transmitted diseases among developing nations. What are we doing here?
Some people are citing Gov. Rick Perry’s executive order that female students receive the HPV vaccine before entering sixth grade as giving pre-teens a license to be promiscuous. I’d say that bridge has most likely already been crossed.
I’m going to sound quite naïve here, but where are these kids getting away with this stuff? I know kids, of which I have none, are sneaky and they lie about where they’re going, etcetera, etcetera, but we’re not talking about 15 and 16-year-olds who are in high school and drive and take themselves to and from extracurricular activities. These are 11-year-olds. Why doesn’t anyone know where they’re going and what they’re doing.
Better yet, where is the adult supervision?