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.
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
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.
Totz2teens Review of Being a Boy by James Dawson Here