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Students First VA along with many supporters have been leading an effort to prevent children from being exposed to pornographic/explicit materials in schools. The Virginia Beach School Board continues to allow children access to these harmful materials. However, there is a way for parents to opt-out of books by title or author. SFVA has reviewed over 100 books that have been found in Virginia Beach Public School libraries that we deem explicit/pornographic and particularly age-inappropriate for children. These books contain language and/or illustrations of detailed descriptions of sexual excitement, how to perform sex acts, pedophilia and more.
If you are a parent in Virginia Beach Schools and do not want your children exposed to these harmful materials, simply complete this opt-out form with the associated book list stating that you do not want your children to be exposed to these books in any way. You may then submit the form to the school principal and librarian.
These are only the books that we have found so far and we are certain there are many more. Please stay tuned to our blog and sign up for our emails if you want to be kept informed of additional books we find. If you find additional explicit books that are not on our list, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org. We understand that this is not a permanent fix to this issue but we want to equip parents with every tool we can.
We will continue to advocate for policies and laws that prevent minors from accessing these materials but for now you can click on this Opt-Out Form and List link below to download the document.