Public school students as young as 12 years old in Fairfax County, Virginia, will be asked some very personal questions — about their sex life, dating life, home life, and more — on a voluntary survey sponsored by the county's government and school district, WJLA-TV reported.
What are the details?
Students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades can participate anonymously in the 2021 Fairfax County Youth Survey, which begins by asking students their age, whether they are male, female, or transgender, as well as their sexual orientation, race, and experiences at school, the station said.
The survey also asks how students spend their time after school as well as questions about their home life, bullying, feelings over the past 12 months, and how often they use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, WJLA reported.
Sexual behavior questions
The survey also asks students about their sexual behavior, the station said, including questions such as:
- Have you ever had sexual intercourse?
- How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?
- During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?
- During the past three months, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?
- Have you ever had oral sex?
Here's the survey:
Not the first time
WJLA said this isn't the first county-sponsored survey for students, adding that last year's youth survey found that 20% of FCPS students ages 13-18 vape. The 2019 survey found 37% of students reported high levels of stress, and 28% felt sad or hopeless for two or more weeks in a row, the station added.
Fairfax County has indicated that the survey results provide a snapshot of the county's youth and gauge the community's effectiveness in terms of encouraging healthy choices in young people, WJLA said.
The county also is offering a survey to sixth-graders that asks students about bullying, their recent emotions, and how often they've moved, Fox News said.
WJLA said it tried multiple times Monday to ask the county and school district how the questions were developed and how the data will be used, adding that it will update the story when details become available.
Fairfax County Public Schools has been in the news quite a bit this year:
- In May, an Asian parent called out the county's school board over its woke "anti-racism" agenda before she was cut off and told to "go to your seat."
- In June, Justice High School graduates were warned during their ceremony about a world full of "racism" and "white supremacy" — and heard the Pledge of Allegiance with the phrase "one nation under Allah."
- In July, an official with the Virginia Parent-Teacher Association who seemingly wished death upon opponents of critical race theory resigned from her position.
- In August, the district sent videos to second-grade students that vilified police and encouraged students to get into "good trouble" as a part of its summer instruction.
- In September, the district filed a lawsuit against two parents who advocate for special-needs students over documents the district released to them through a Freedom of Information Act request — and then said were "confidential." In addition, the two mothers claimed they were harassed and intimidated by a law firm representing the district.
- And most recently, the mother who made national headlines for exposing in front of district's school board what she said is "pedophilia" and pornography in her son's high school library books — although the authors denied the "pedophilia" claim — was reportedly banned from entering the school's library.