Leaflets claiming that new relationship education lessons will encourage primary school children to masturbate have been handed out in east London, the BBC has learned. The BBC reports.
Labour councillor Rohit Dasgupta said local officials had a “duty” to counter the “misinformation”.
The School Gate Campaign – which distributed the leaflets – has now removed the specific accusation that infants would be “encouraged to masturbate” in its literature, but Mr Dasgupta argued the damage had already been done.
He showed the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme an example that claimed RSE would promote “transgenderism and homosexual lifestyles” and “pervert the course of natural child development”.
It added that “children in infant school will be encouraged to masturbate. First sexual experiences will be encouraged by the age of 12.”
Mr Dasgupta said parents had also been targeted through messaging apps, with many being told there would be “consequences” if they did not attend an upcoming parents’ meeting about RSE.
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