A shocking video for first-graders has been shown in sex education that appear to include information about masturbation that made the parents worried at an elite private school in New York City.
Last fall, parents at the posh $55,000-per-year Dalton School got wind of their first-graders being taught sex-education lessons that included masturbation.
They complained to school administrators but were told they had simply “misinterpreted” what Dalton’s now-notorious “health and wellness” educator Justine Ang Fonte — who last month led a controversial and explicit “porn literacy” workshop at another elite prep school — was teaching.
The shocking video was part of the cartoon series, “AMAZE,” which features a little boy asking an adult about erections.
“Hey, how come sometimes my penis gets big sometimes and points in the air.” The boy adds, “Sometimes I touch my penis because it feels good.”
The boy nods and says, “Sometimes I touch my penis because it feels good.”
Then the little girl character chimes in: “Sometimes, when I’m in my bath or when Mom puts me to bed, I like to touch my vulva too.”
Fonte has reassured parents that she does not use the word “masturbation” in class and that her lessons teach kids not to touch themselves in public.
They are also taught lessons about “consent.” While one mother conceded that teaching the concept of consent can be valuable in protecting children from abuse, another said telling kids that their parents or grandparents should not touch them without first asking for permission is extreme.
“Parents are supposed to say to their kids, May I hug you?” one parent said.
One mother said that another parent told her, “I’m paying $50,000 to these a-holes to tell my kid not to let her grandfather hug her when he sees her?”
Fonte’s lessons for first-graders also include subjects such as gender assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression.
“Kids have no less than five classes on gender identity – this is pure indoctrination,” a Dalton mother said. “This person should not be teaching children. Ironically, she teaches kids about ‘consent’ yet she has never gotten consent from parents about the sexually explicit, and age-inappropriate material about transgender to first graders.”
“We are furious,” a third Dalton mother told The Post. “We were horrified to learn this was shown to our first-grade 6- and 7-year old kids without our knowledge or consent. But it’s so hard to fight back because you’ll get canceled and your child will suffer.”
The second Dalton mother said, “I’m not against all sex education but it’s not cool to keep parents in the dark about it.”
The parents spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are afraid of retaliation.
The second mom hit back at Dalton administrators who she said are playing mind games with parents and not fessing up to what’s going on in classrooms. The school has said that only a “small group” of parents complained about Fonte’s class last fall and that they “misinterpreted” the content. At the same time, however, the school quietly removed the video about kids touching themselves from the curriculum.
“We are not ‘confused.’ We are just seeing very clearly for the first time what a ‘progressive’ education means at Dalton,” the mother said. “The fact that the school then gaslit parents into thinking we are confused is abysmal.”
Watch it here: Amaze Parents/Youtube