An Ilorin based legal practitioner, Mr Kazeem Ahmed, has advocated for early sexuality education for teenagers to prevent them from sexual abuse and keep them safe.
Ahmed gave the advice in Ilorin on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .
He said parents and guardians need to engage their children and wards to early sex education to guide them on how to behave towards opposite sex.
“Parents should not wait till the children grow up. They should protect them from sexual harassment through early sex education.
“They should engage them in sex gist and tell them the do’s and don’ts of sex.
“Open up to them and teach them what to know about sex. The dangers and risk attributed to sex.
“The society is no more save as rape has become a norm. Parents should not shy away from discussing what is necessary about sex with their children.
“School teachers cannot teach them everything. If parents fail to teach their children sex education, they will learn from friends and peer group, which is dangerous.
“Parents should establish good rapport with their children in order to gain their confidence to discuss freely with them,” he said.
The legal practitioner however called on parents to have time for their children and stop being too busy for their wards.
“We need to keep them safe from rape, unwanted pregnancy and unnecessary abortion to help build their future,” he said.
He called on journalists to write on sexuality and reproductive education to help educate the public.
Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
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