Original post by: Stephen Okeke
BIG CHAT ON LOVE FM AND A PROJECT FOR PERSONALIZED DELIVERY OF CONDOMS TO MINORS
Does encouraging minors like 12 or 13yrs olds to secretly use facebook to access condoms in order to have sex if their parents or shops refuse to sell it to them constitute an abatement to commit a crime? Since the big chat persons know, or should know that sex by or with minors is illegal. Although they claim we should give them this facility because “we already know they are having sex.” Does delivering it to them constitute an abatement to commit a crime?
While I think that it is wrong to condone underage sex and find it appalling that we are now being pulled into the system steering our children and youths on their path; raising children should be left to parents, not the Govt or any other “Business” …. I must add this.. We live in a society where it WILL happen despite your parenting work at one point or another.. Society has reached a level where parents are not around 24×7 and because of the influences all around, children are more out there about everything and will experiment.
In that sense I say that as parents WE should be sitting down with our children at an earlier age and having that talk about real life with them and prepare them for the challenges they will face. We as parents CANNOT leave our children to be raised by others, WE need to step up to the plate.
Why do things like this happen? Because WE allow it to happen by shunning our responsibilities as parents and leaving it up to others to do it for us. Long have I noticed that more and more we are leaving the raising of our children in the hands of others, putting bad role models in front of our children and such; then we get all pissed of when things like this happen.
If they will do it, might as well they get the protection they need. I speak openly to my nieces and nephews about realities of life and I’ve always left the door open so that they can ask questions and get honest answers to the best of my abilities and I do the same with my son (Age appropriate talks of course.) The best we as parents can do is set expectations of our children and provide the insight and resources they need to do the right things in life, from there on it is up to them as individuals and at that point we need to become facilitators on their journey to adulthood. If WE as parents cannot do that, then it will fall on someone else to do so.. We decide who will raise our child and fill that space for them.
Just my 10 cents on the matter.