British Government: Sex education to include porn and consent issues

Sex and relationships education is to be made compulsory in schools in the latest U-turn by British Government.

British Government: Sex education to include porn and consent issues

According to The Sunday Times ministers in the British government plan to bring forward proposals to force teachers to cover pornography, sexting, domestic violence and the nature of consent.

British Government: Sex education to include porn and consent issues

In February this year then-education secretary Nicky Morgan infuriated campaigners by rejecting calls to make sex education a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

But her replacement Justine Greening said in September the policy was being looked at, and now appears set to change tack amid concerns sexting and sexual bullying are endemic in schools.

Currently sex education is a non-optional part of the curriculum, but schools can pick and choose whether they want to teach children about safe and healthy relationships.

A change could be included in amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill, which is currently making its way through parliament, the Sunday Times reports.

A government source told the paper: “Justine is clear that this is something that has to be looked at.

“It is not just a question of making it mandatory but also of what we should be teaching, including issues such as sexting and domestic violence.”

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