The Independent is reporting that a large majority of Britons think children should be taught about pornography and sexting in schools, according to a new survey.
The findings will fuel demands for sex and relationship education to be made compulsory in all schools in the UK.
The poll of 2,000 adults found 75 per cent of Britons want children to be taught about the impact of pornography, while just 7 per cent were opposed to the move.
The survey, commissioned by the charity Plan International UK and carried out by Opinium, also found 71 per cent want lessons on sexting.
Plan International UK’s chief executive, Tanya Barron, said: “It’s clear that the UK public – including parents, feel that educating our children about issues such as sexual consent, different sexual orientations and the impact of pornography is important.
“Parents are simply demanding that their children’s education reflects the 21st century reality of their lives.
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