Relationships and sex education

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Sex education overhaul in England based on ‘overblown’ claims, say teachers
DfE proposes age ratings for classes after Tory MP claimed children were given ‘graphic lessons on oral sex’

Kevin Rawlinson

31, Mar, 2023 @3:50 PM

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Gillian Keegan urged to not let culture wars weaken sex education
Organisations write to education secretary ahead of review, saying England’s schools have vital role in tackling misogyny and abuse

Alexandra Topping

24, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Isle of Man school got death threats after false sex education reports
Staff received ‘tirade of abuse’ after inaccurate news reports about drag queen teaching sex education

Robyn Vinter North of England correspondent

22, Mar, 2023 @6:21 PM

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The orgasm gap – and how to close it: ‘Don’t equate sex and penetration’
In heterosexual sex, men climax more than women. But when we focus solely on the big O, we can miss other forms of sexual pleasure

Zoe Williams

21, Mar, 2023 @12:52 PM

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A fifth of teenagers watch pornography frequently and some are addicted, UK study finds
Head of one Hertfordshire school in survey of 14- to 18-year-olds says it has led to rise in sexual abuse

Harriet Grant and Dan Milmo

10, Mar, 2023 @5:00 PM

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How we educate children about sex is vital. Don’t let it be part of Britain's toxic culture war | Gaby Hinsliff
Of course schools don’t always get the details right, but if the issue is politically weaponised, pupils will suffer the most, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Mar, 2023 @3:09 PM

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Sex education review is ‘politically motivated’, say teaching unions
Tory MPs’ claims of extreme graphic lessons at England’s schools written off as ‘inflammatory rhetoric’

Aletha Adu and Richard Adams

08, Mar, 2023 @7:12 PM

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When Mum made me a class celebrity | Brief letters
Brief letters: Sex education | Quarter-zipper, all style | Older slogan wear | Stale pasties | Knight rider

08, Mar, 2023 @5:58 PM

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Impact of pornography not taught enough in schools in England, survey finds
Three years after mandatory sex education introduced, results show issue of unsafe relationships also not taught sufficiently

Alexandra Topping

02, Mar, 2023 @7:49 PM

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Parents, talk to your sons about Andrew Tate – we teachers can’t take him on alone | Lola Okolosie
The messages of toxic, misogynist influencers can reach children more easily than ever – schools and families need to work together to prepare them, says teacher and writer Lola Okolosie

Lola Okolosie

14, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘We see misogyny every day’: how Andrew Tate’s twisted ideology infiltrated British schools
A year ago, most teachers had never heard of the ex-kickboxer and social media influencer. Now, his toxic machismo is the talk of the playground – and the staffroom

Sally Weale

02, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Purity culture is dehumanising – it’s consent that should be at the centre of sex education | Chanel Contos
If we are educating young people for the purpose of safety, our concern should not be if they are having sex but if they are doing so consensually

Chanel Contos

01, Feb, 2023 @3:36 AM

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