The India Post Team London, July 7, 2008:The government’s plan to impart compulsory sex education in primary school has emerged an issue in Great Britain. Despite protest by Public their views are deliberately being ignored by state. Government in his favour submitted that the basic sex education that children receive in science classes does not go far enough. It has been revealed that children as young as four are set to be given compulsory sex education in primary school classes.
According to The Mail online of Britain – The FPA (Formerly the Family Planning Association), Brook and the Sex Education Forum recommended introduction of compulsory lessons on Sex. It would bring sex and relationship education on to the curriculum alongside other compulsory subjects such as maths and English, the report said.
Simon Blake, Brook Chief executive feel that all the evidence shows that if you start sex and relationships education early – before children start puberty, before they feel sexual attraction – they start having sex later.
A spokesman for the Department for Children, Schools and Families shared that the steering group, jointly chaired by Schools Minister Jim Knight and a member of UK Youth Parliament, will make recommendations to Government later this month.
However, the recommendations have caused a storm of protest. Norman Wells, Director of the Pressure Group, Family and Youth Concern forced that what this is really all about is the sex education establishment trying to force schools to do something many parents – and many teachers – are uncomfortable with. Furthermore schools already have to have a sex education policy, but that policy must be developed in close consultation with parents, and schools must be sensitive to the wishes of parents. But the FPA want to take parents out of the equation and remove discretion from schools," he stressed.