Good sex education is so important

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 November, 2001, 12:00am

I refer to the report headlined 'Plan to curb newspaper porn drags on' (South China Morning Post, October 22).

The proposed curbs on pornographic material in newspapers concern many people. People are still confused about whether or not the Government should carry warnings on the covers of papers.

It is known that many Chinese newspapers urge reporters to adopt a sensational approach and find stories involving sex in a bid to boost readership. If youngsters are mature enough to select good reading material, they will not be harmed by such stories. Ultimately, it all comes down to the level of self-discipline. The plan to have a warning may backfire, as some curious young people may be attracted to a story by a warning.

Parents must be held responsible for their children. Too many parents are conservative about sex and do not discuss it with their children.

Sex education should be included in the curriculum of all schools.

This would enable teachers to instil the right attitude towards sex in young people. It would be a better approach than cracking down on obscene articles.


Tseung Kwan O