Parents Knowledge of Sex Education on Early Childhood

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Abstract

Sexuality has become the most avoided topic in eastern education. Nevertheless, this topic is necessary to ensure children’s understanding and knowledge of sexuality. This study aims to perceive parents’ knowledge of sex education in early childhood. This study is a preliminary study conducted to develop a parenting program and was conducted in Kupang, Indonesia with 225 respondents. The result shows that most respondents (72%) have adequate knowledge of sex education, 20 percent have good knowledge, and only the remaining 8 percent have no adequate knowledge. This indicates that the feasibility of adding sex education in early childhood is good.