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Petition to make the teaching of sexual consent compulsory in schools

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magicalsitar Sat 31-Mar-18 13:57:31

31% of young women aged 18-24 report having experienced sexual abuse in childhood
59% of girls age 13-21 face sexual harassment at school with almost 1/3 of girls age 16-18 experiencing unwanted sexual touching.
Please sign and this petition
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/203019

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ErrolTheDragon Sat 31-Mar-18 14:05:49

Thanks for posting this - signed. (You might want to put it under the petitions and activism topic though, that's where links to petitions are officially meant to go)

cingolimama Sat 31-Mar-18 16:41:05

sorry, OP, while I'd like consent to be discussed in school, I won't sign a petition this vague.

Also, there are several spelling mistakes, and while I'm not usually pedantic about spelling on online forums, on a petition it matters.

Camiila Sat 31-Mar-18 17:18:49

when did it stop being taught in schools?

Camiila Sat 31-Mar-18 17:19:38

I'm actually more concerned that teaching pregnancy is no longer compulsary

retirednow Sat 31-Mar-18 17:21:52

What about boys

pieceofpurplesky Sat 31-Mar-18 17:23:42

It is still taught in schools. My form have a whole day around sex, sexuality, consent and contraception next month.

pieceofpurplesky Sat 31-Mar-18 17:24:42

And my son had this before Christmas at his school.

ShackUp Sat 31-Mar-18 17:28:56

I taught this to my Year 9s the other day confused

RowenaDedalus Sat 31-Mar-18 17:28:57

I certainly teach consent during sex education and am of the understanding that this would be the case in all maintained schools.

gobbin Sat 31-Mar-18 18:57:48

Yep, taught in Yr 8 and Yr 9 in different contexts here.

Pengggwn Sun 01-Apr-18 07:41:43

Taught it two weeks ago.

Notonmyaccount Sun 01-Apr-18 09:13:40

It'd already part of the RSE curriculum at our school,band there is already a well advanced campaign to make RSE compulsory. OP I hope you responded to the DfE's recent RSE consultation: consult.education.gov.uk/life-skills/pshe-rse-call-for-evidence/

If not, you're a bit late to the party.

claraschu Sun 01-Apr-18 09:16:13

I agree that a petition needs to be perfectly spelled and well worded to be taken seriously by Parliament. This one needs to be corrected!

Notonmyaccount Sun 01-Apr-18 09:20:54

P.s. This video is one of the resources used to introduce the topic at our school: youtu.be/pZwvrxVavnQ

PotteringAlong Sun 01-Apr-18 09:23:09

But it is taught in schools... confused

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 01-Apr-18 09:26:31

It is already taught in schools.
It should also be taught at home.

Do your research.
Proofread.

Anasnake Sun 01-Apr-18 20:10:53

It is taught as many others have previously said

MaisyPops Sun 01-Apr-18 22:42:48

Joining the echo chamber here. It is already taught in schools. And rightly so.

But whilst we're at it would it be bad to point out that maybe, just maybe, it would be nice for once in a while the response to general life stuff not to be 'make it compulsory in school'.

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