Sex education for Britain Pre-School children
Children as young as five should be given compulsory sex education. But the schools fail to include sex education in the curriculum. But now, a report by the Education Select Committee has called for sex and relationships education to be placed on the national curriculum for the first time – making it a statutory requirement in all state primary and secondary schools. Some say it’s a “weak” strategy for improving sex education and said its rhetoric on the topic failed to be backed up with action. And if it is for the students over 14 years old, it’ll be “normal”. Also they argue that some children are unable to name body parts or properly understand what was meant by giving consent. So sex education for primary students is pointless.
However, sex education is found as a need to be improved in 40 per cent of schools, and should be given the same importance as English. And the government hopes this move would help to address “problems” in society including teenage pregnancy, STI rates, drug and alcohol abuse, cyber bullying, and child sexual exploitation. Especially, the child abuse rate rises in Britain and the pressures to include sex education in the curriculum also has increased.
Further, the comments from all over the world, saying that the children should attend workshops on sex education, also has increased.