CBSE Introduces Chapters on Dating and Relationships in Class 9

CBSE Introduces Chapters on Dating and Relationships in Class 9

Last Updated Feb - 03 - 2024, 07:08 PM | Source : India Today | Visitors : 46

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has incorporated chapters on dating and relationships in its Class 9 Value Education books.

If you are an adolescent, your "student years" will undoubtedly be filled with crushes, developing relationships, and hormones wreaking havoc on changing bodies.

In a cultural environment like India, where addressing such issues with parents may be unpleasant for many teens, they often rely on the internet or friends for help.

Recognizing this gap, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made a laudable effort to address the intricacies of adolescent relationships in its Value Education books for Class 9 students.

Users praised the move for its importance in the digital age of today.

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CBSE’s initiative

The CBSE project includes special chapters on dating and relationships. These chapters attempt to provide students with critical facts while also defining terms like "ghosting," "catfishing," and "cyberbullying."

Furthermore, the material discusses crushes and "special" friendships using relateable stories and examples.

User @nashpatee published pictures from the book on X (previously Twitter), demonstrating the current style of the Class 9 textbooks.

Internet users expressed their positive surprise at the introduction of these chapters, praising CBSE for addressing crucial aspects of modern relationships. Tinder India even suggested the inclusion of a chapter on navigating breakups.

One user applauded the attempt, indicating an interest in reading the full chapter. Others expressed nostalgia for the limits they had while interacting with the opposing gender in school.

Some users recognized the shifting scene and the need of teaching youngsters about knowing themselves and their partners in the age of the internet. The objective is that such instruction will help people break free of unhealthy relationship patterns.

The CBSE's inclusion of chapters on love and relationships in school curricula is a significant step.

Overall, there was general support for this progressive shift in the Indian education system, with consumers emphasizing the importance of excellent teaching rather than dismissing these critical features.

Notably, users recognised the relevance of this education in addressing issues like teenage suicides, depression, and substance abuse arising from confused love emotions.


The inclusion of such themes in school textbooks also paves the way for more constructive talks with teachers and parents about it.

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