I finally got a chance to watch this video tonight, and I strongly encourage you to do the same. A lot of the comments on the website are from people who are against the idea that young children should be educated about AIDS because then young children learn about sex and drugs. I completely disagree. While I don't know that I would attempt to teach my 4 year old about it, my feeling is that by the time kids are in school, they're hearing about this stuff anyway. You can't protect your children forever, so you might as well provide them with accurate information. Some day, when I have children, I want to be able to answer their questions, from the inevitable "Where do babies come from?" to questions like "Will I get AIDS if someone sneezes on me?" I think it's really important to answer children's questions honestly and to never assume that they're too young to handle the true answers to their questions. On the flip side, how do you decide when to bring it up yourself, and when to wait for them to ask you? My hope is that I'll be able to create an open enough familial relationship so that my children will want to ask...but that's probably not too realistic. It's a tough call: when is the right age to talk to your children about serious issues? In today's world, I don't think you can wait until they (or their peers) are already experimenting.
And that's my little soapbox spiel.