New poll: Where should the responsibility lie when children are taught about sex and relationships?

Where should the responsibility lie when children are taught about sex and relationships?

 

There has been a lot of debate in the past couple of weeks in regards to sex education being taught in schools.

The Independent is reporting today that the Department for Education is looking to make sex and relationships education compulsory in schools across the country. This would include information on sexting, abuse, domestic violence, pornography and the nature of consent. 

This has left many of us arguing over whether the responsibility of this subject should lie with the parents of the child or the school. We need to ensure that the next generation are equipped for the real world, including situations that may arise of a sexual nature. There is a chance that if schools don’t step up and cover the topic then some children will never be taught about it at all. Some parents are reluctant to teach their children and often leave it up to the school. However, don’t teachers already have enough going on?

 

Vote now and let us know what you think…

 

Where should the responsibility lie when children are taught about sex and relationships?

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Comments

  1. BSCit

    Both. Teachers need training. External educators have much better training and info, but teachers need to be able to deal with this properly. It’s why I train them. Teachers have the ongoing relationships with students with the more dispassionate perspective. Parents need to add the values for discussion, not imposition, so a lot of parents need classes too. They’re a hoot to run btw. Specialist PSHE teachers …….we are worth it you know

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