Calls to change sex and relationship education

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Educational groups and charities are drawing up new sex and relationship education guidelines for teaching, as they claim the current guidance is outdated.

This comes shortly after the Government said they were making no plans to change or update the current guidelines, despite it being almost 14 years old.

The current guidance has no mention of the Internet or quickly developing technology available to young people.

Helen Jones a student from France said: “I don’t disagree with sex education in school, but not putting enough concentration on it can cause problems and feel a lack of education could be what has led to the UK having the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Europe.”

Lorraine Roberts Student Support Officer at the University of Brighton told Brighton Broadcaster about the sex education workshops the University now put on for students that missed out on the education during their school years.

Today the House of Lords will be discussing whether sex and relationship education should be compulsory in schools.

Natasha Thorogood, Sports coaching student at University said: “I didn’t have any sex education classes whilst I was at school, let alone any relationship advice. I think it’s great that some Universities offer sex education advice, but for schools updated information is vital,”

Natasha told Brighton Broadcaster about how naïve some people are to new phone apps and feels that with technology vastly developing, education should be too so that teenagers can be safe not only physically but also when connecting online.






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