Last fall it was discovered that a teacher at Dalton School was showing cartoon videos on masturbation to first graders. After parents caught wind of what the teacher was showing their 5 and 6-year-olds, the teacher Justine Ang Fonte, resigned from the school.
One of the several videos the teacher used in one of her 'sex-ed' classes showed little kids talking about "touching themselves" for pleasure. Fonte's lessons for first-graders also included subjects such as gender assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression.
Initially, after parents complained to the school administrators, they were told they had simply "misinterpreted" the Dalton "health and wellness" educator.