Condoms for 12 year olds?

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Condoms for 12 year olds?
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 2:35pm

A school district in MA is considering offering condoms to students as young as 12, they are seeing sexual activity, STDs and pregnancy affecting kids even at this age.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 8:57pm

Yeah, my 12 y/o stays home alone occasionally, like if I'm taking one of the other kids to an afterschool activity.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 5:58pm
My 12yo is *almost* always under adult supervision. He's home for about 1.5 hours after school (but often the 16yo is there too) and when dh and I go out (again, often the 16yo is there too), and will hang out with friends in the neighborhood occasionally ... but he'd have to be trying REALLY REALLY REALLY hard to fit sex in there.

So, basicallly, I'm with you ... lol

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 5:41pm

Perhaps I'm in the minority, but my daughter, who turns 13 in May, and her friends are always under the supervision of adults.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 4:58pm
Now, now, now. Serious discussions only please. Anything less than serious will NOT be tolerated.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 4:20pm

Chastity belts?

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 2:44pm
None of those things will prevent a 12yo having sex; it may make less sexually active 12yos in the community which is, of course, a good thing.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:57pm
I see no evidence that they are doing anything to address the underlying problem. In the meantime, there's some evidence that passing out condoms hasn't worked in the neighboring town where they've been doing it for 6 years. That's a lot of tomorrows.
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:54pm
OK, if you don't want to have a serious discussion, let's just move on.
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:53pm
No one said they aren't addressing the underlying problem. But it can't be solved tomorrow. What do to in the meantime? Let them all get pg and AIDS?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:52pm
Yep. I stated something similar earlier.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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