Kendall Tietz, DCNF
Sample lesson plans for New Jersey public schools include videos that promote masturbation and puberty blockers for students as young as 10.
Elementary aged children in the state’s public schools could be taught that puberty blockers are a good way to “manage” adolescence and masturbation “a few times a day” can help “relieve stress,” according to state sample lesson plans shared by Republican New Jersey state Senator Holly Schepisi on Dropbox.
“Today I reviewed all of the model school instruction materials and I truly think New Jersey has lost its damn mind,” Schepisi posted to Facebook.
Several lesson plans were given to parents at the Westfield Board of Education’s meeting on Feb. 22, according to Fox News.
“Whether you identify as male, female, gender queer or something else, you’re perfectly normal, and there are lots of ways to manage puberty so that it can be a fun, exciting time rather than a scary or stressful one,” the video says.
“After some discussion and counseling, you may be referred to an endocrinologist,” the video adds. “Endocrinologists specialize in hormones, and they’re the most likely to prescribe puberty blockers for someone who wants them. Puberty blockers are medications that will stop your body from changing.”
One AMAZE video in a fifth grade sample lesson called “Masturbation: Totally Normal,” tells students that masturbating up to “a few times a day” is a “physically safe way to express sexual feelings.” Another AMAZE video “Females and Masturbation” explains masturbation as “a way to relieve stress.”
“While some of the lessons I agree with, many are completely overboard with cringy detail for young kids and some go so far as unnecessarily sexualizing children further,” Schepisi said on Facebook. She highlighted one AMAZE video titled “Is It Normal To Watch Porn?”
“One of the very first videos posted normalizes porn as ‘something everyone watches’ and ‘Hey it’s Free!’” she said. “I encourage all parents to take a look and decide if this is something they deem appropriate for kids this age.”
The teaching materials are a “sample list of resources” that line up with state policy, but are not official policy of Westfield Public Schools, a spokesperson for the district told Fox News.
Students as young as second grade will be taught about gender identity under New Jersey’s new sex education guidelines, which go into effect in September.
The New Jersey Department of Education and Westfield Public Schools did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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