The Times is reporting that the children’s commissioner has warned ministers ‘to act quickly and decisively’ to help address the issue of sexting among young people after the paper’s revelations about the scale of the issue at the weekend.
Writing in a letter to the Times, Anne Longfield says:
“The problem is potentially so widespread that we have reached one of those ‘get a grip’ moments where we need to act quickly and decisively to teach children what the law says and how to manage their relationships online.”
She goes on to ask parents, teachers and the government to play their part in supporting children online.
However, the paper notes that the prime minister has again refused to introduce compulsory sex and relationship education and quotes him:
“The government has a clear position on this. What we think is important is that we have the right quality of teaching of sex education in schools, and that is what we are focused on for the moment.”
See the letter from Anne Longfield in full, along with others including one from the head of the PSHE Association in the Times at: Modern scourge of sexting in Britain’s schools
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