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Published On: Wed, Aug 27th, 2014

UK Liberal Democrats call for sex education at age 7 to make ‘informed choices’

The movement grows in England to begin sex education at the age of seven. The proposed curriculum would be made “age appropriate” for the children says “Liberal Democrats” in the new Guardian report.
 
The "Condem Turkey" is already a Planned Parenthood favorite, but when should sex ed in schools begin?

The “Condem Turkey” is already a Planned Parenthood favorite, but when should sex ed in schools begin?

Education minister David Laws said, “We have long made the case, both inside and outside government, for updated sex and relationship education to be taught in all schools, including academies and free schools, but it is not something the Conservatives are open to. We believe that by educating children about sex and relationships in an appropriate way, we can help them to make informed choices in their personal lives.”

 
“The Liberal Democrats are committed to ensuring that children have access to age-appropriate sex and relationship education regardless of where they go to school,” the Aug. 25 article quotes.
 
The was already proposed by the Labour Party. We proposed this a year ago,” said a Labour source to the Guardian. “The Lib Dems have been dragging their feet.”
 
Domestic abuse activists hope that the new curriculum would have an effect on students’ relationships later in life.   
 
Seema Malhotra, Labour’s shadow minister for preventing violence against women and girls, said, “Violence in young relationships is a huge issue, as is preventing violence in future relationships. Only through ideas like compulsory sex and relationship education can we tackle the root causes of domestic abuse and give young people the tools and support they need to make informed decisions about their own lives.”
 
English Conservative have spoken out against the young sex ed classes. 
 
The overall plan is to begin at age seven with sex education, in citizenship and financial literacy. It should be a “curriculum for life”, Laws explained.
 
The movement is already underway in America, with Chicago rolling out a kindergartner sex ed program – more HERE. Planned Parenthood implemented a program in New Zealand beginning at age 5 – more HERE

 

 

 
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