The Dalton School in New York is facing severe backlash after showing first graders a graphic cartoon video about masturbation.
The video and curriculum is also teaching children that family members, including parents and grandparents, should not be able to hug or touch them — even innocently — without consent.
“I’m paying $50,000 to these a-holes to tell my kid not to let her grandfather hug her when he sees her?” one angry mother remarked to the New York Post.
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.”
Then a little girl adds, “Sometimes when I’m in my bath or when mom puts me to bed, I like to touch my vulva too.”
A Dalton School spokesperson told TMZ, “As part of Dalton’s comprehensive Health curriculum for students, a lesson on Gender & Bodies included two evidence-based and age-appropriate videos approved for students 4 years and older. These videos align with nationally recognized methodologies and standards. We consistently review our Health curriculum, making sure that the content is developmentally appropriate and, if necessary, we adapt our curriculum accordingly.”