Saturday, 17 September 2011
Sex Education Will NOT Be Taught To Children As Young As Five, After Coalition Ditches Plans
Proposals for compulsory sex education for children as young as five have been ditched.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb said the Coalition would not implement the controversial plans put forward under Labour and had ‘no plans to change the law on sex education’.
This means that teaching sex education will remain optional in primary schools.
Family campaigners feared that statutory sex and relationship education (SRE) could lead to teenage pregnancy being seen as acceptable by impressionable youngsters.
SRE is taught in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education lessons, although elements such as the facts of reproduction are also contained in biology classes.
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