The Perceptions of Millennial Parents About Their Role in Maintaining the Mental Health of Children Aged 3--6 Years Through Sex Education


Sex education is crucial for children and young people. Parents rely on schools for teaching sex education to their children. However, schools in Indonesia have been wary of teaching sex education to students, especially those in pre-schools. The recent rise of sexual harassment and violence cases are clear examples of children’s lack of sexual knowledge which they should have received from the early years either through their parents or at school. This study analyzed the perceptions of millennial parents about their role in maintaining the mental health of children aged three to six years by educating them on sex. The study used a qualitative approach using interviews and observation methods for data collection. The subjects included were parents living in Tangerang Regency, Banten. This research is expected to increase the general public’s understanding of the importance of sex education for pre-school children.

Keywords: perception, millennial generation, sex education

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