- If you read this news report carefully, you will see
that the Black parents are actually to blame. Let me explain how this happens
in Africa. In Africa, children many times grow up sleeping in the same
room as their parents and they actually see their parents having sex. The
Western mind might be shocked by this, but that's the way Africa is. When
a whole family sleep together in a hut, the parents have sex while the
kids are there. Black children in Africa know about sex at an amazingly
early age because they are around when it happens. -- Jan
- The Independent Online
- Children as young as six are having sex at a Folweni
school. That was the disturbing news given to parents at a school meeting
in Folweni on Thursday, as teachers took the initiative in an attempt to
stem a growing problem in their primary school.
- During the meeting, teachers told parents that their
lower primary learners were having sex and imitating sexual movements either
with their clothes on, or in some cases, naked from the waist down.
- One of the teachers, Sibongile Mbense, said she had caught
five and seven-year-olds having sex behind the school building when they
thought no-one was looking.
- "When I asked them what they were doing they couldn't
say and one of them told me they were doing what they saw on TV,"
- A parent of a grade two pupil at the school, Mzwakhe
Dlamini, said he was surprised and shocked at what he learnt at the meeting
and agreed with the teachers that parents should teach pupils the "ins
and outs" about sex.
- "Parents should wake up and smell the coffee and
understand that they can no longer hide the facts about sex from their
children because what they were doing at school was the result of the parents'
silence about the subject," he said.
- The school asked not to be named, but did want parents
of pupils at other schools to be aware of the problems.
- At the meeting parents advised each other to be careful
that their children were not exposed to their sexual acts and when children
ask about what they see, parents should not dismiss them but sit with the
child and explain everything to them.
- This article was originally published on page 1 of Daily
News on June 16, 2005