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SEX ED SURVEY REVEALS SHOCKING STATS ABOUT HOW OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BEING TAUGHT ABOUT SEX IN SCHOOLS WITH JUST 4% WARNED ABOUT PORN

With Sexual Health Week launching 16-22 September and debates about Britain's Sex Education thrust to the forefront recently (With The Telegraph's campaign for better sex education gaining increasing support), author and teacher James Dawson and Red Lemon Press have carried out a survey of 14-24 year olds on how they rated their sex education lessons in preparation for the release of his new guide to puberty, sex and relationships, BEING A BOY.

The survey showed that whilst almost all received SRE at school, 90% learned more about sex elsewhere, with 66% of those receiving this through pornography, the internet or the TV.  Astoundingly, less than 4% were taught about LGBT and issues such as domestic violence, pornography and rape.

Half the sample rated their SRE lessons as 'unsatisfactory', whilst 92% said that it did not make them feel emotionally ready for a sexual relationship.

The results cast a damning light on the way Sex and Relations Education (SRE) is taught in our schools - guidelines which astoundingly have not been revised since 2000, omitting any mention of online pornography, mobile technology and social media. 

Given that British teenagers' attitudes to sex are being shaped by pornography, they are being presented with a warped and often negative portrayal of sex.  Will this be the medium through which young people learn to maintain respectful and loving relationships in the future?

BEING A BOY author James Dawson has eight years experience as a teacher of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE), his main remit being that these subjects were taught to a high standard across schools.

Read Totz2teens Review of Being a Boy by James Dawson Here

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