Hey Teachers, Leave Those Kids Alone


Last month, GB News stated that the teaching unions were demanding more freedom to ‘educate’ children on their gender identity. Well, given that the genders are male or female, this would have to be one of the easiest lessons for them to teach (I know that I am walking on what some would say is thin ice, but it is the truth).

What is most worrying is that parents are not being told about this, which goes against the law. The Children Act of 1989 states that parental involvement in a child’s life is prioritised.

How, then, are they getting away with this?

Whilst the parents think that their child is being taught their ABCs, they are oblivious to what is going on behind the scenes.

I have been reluctant to write about this issue, but it is getting worse, and it must be affecting children’s education. It affects brothers and sisters of friends of mine.

If it was not in the curriculum in the first place, it was not a subject that needed to be taught and it cannot be important. So, why can’t the teachers just teach the core national curriculum: Maths, Science, English and so on, instead of this?

If a child wants to discuss this topic, leave it up to the parents at home. In any case, there are plenty of other useful things that could be taught such as home & life skills or first aid.

Thankfully I am in year 9 now and I feel I dodged a bullet by not having to listen to any of this malarkey, but I feel for the younger students. This is just going to confuse them as they are already confused enough going through puberty and understanding how their body grows and develops. I cannot fathom why they are teaching them that ‘not just women menstruate’, growing up can be stopped by puberty blockers, there are so many genders and how to change from a man to a woman or vice versa. We have gone way beyond the normal puberty lessons that the teachers were taught themselves. Also, this is misinformation, and it can be dangerous to the impressionable. Also, children have already had their time at school affected by two years of lockdowns and teachers striking; therefore, they should be filling in the gaps – the content from lessons they have missed.

Just look at the side effects:

Over 97% of girls who have worn chest binders experienced negative side effects; puberty blockers can cause weight gain, hot flashes, headaches, but most importantly, they can mess up your brain and gender reassignment can cause death.

I doubt that the teaching unions have emphasised this information. Instead of teaching this stuff, they should be warning them about it.

How is listening to this going to get you any qualifications or good prospects?

To save you the trouble of researching that, I can assure you it is not.

The UK already has problems with illiteracy among children; 413,000 children do not own a single book and 1 in 5 children struggle to read and write. These numbers are growing, and this was not helped by lockdown. Why are the teaching unions not doing more to decrease illiteracy and improve children’s education instead of woke ideologies that will not help them in the future?

We need to let kids be kids.

Jack Watson is a 14-year-old schoolboy, who has a Substack about being a Hull City fan. You can subscribe to it here.

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