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Teacher Filmed Blowing Up a Condom Like a Balloon in Health Class

Pat1859 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 12:04 PM
I taught 7th grade science which included tobacco, alcohol, drugs and HIV. I went to many training sessions for these really serious subjects and found the programs generally used 'cutesy' little games and activities which did not stress the seriousness of any of these problems. Things such as the blowing up of balloons don't make the students aware of the consequences of their decisions on their lives. I tried to do activies that helped them see how they can avoid so many grave situations that will really affect them. Especially with the HIV when parents were reluctant to have theri children in the classes, I assured them this was a 'why not to' rather than a 'how to' class and then very few kept their children out of the classes.

Students who appear to be middle schoolers witnessed a teacher blowing up a condom like a balloon as a part of a sex ed lesson in a health class somewhere, quite possibly in Canada.

A video of the incident was posted on YouTube by a user October 21, 2012. The user listed her country as Canada but offered no hometown, and no clue about the identity of the school where this took place.


But it’s an odd occurrence, to say the least. At the risk of sounding like prudes, we have to ask if it’s appropriate...