Amoral sex education undermines parents

Feb 26, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips, The Times:

Schools have no business imposing their values about relationships and gender on young minds.

A petition signed by more than 100,000 parents forced a Commons debate yesterday on the revised sex and relationships curriculum that will be compulsory in schools from September next year.

As part of the changes outlined in new statutory guidance, primary school children will be taught to respect different types of families, relationships and sexual identities, including same-sex relationships and trans-gender. At secondary school, sex education will include lessons on female genital mutilation (FGM), sexting, online grooming, domestic violence and forced marriage as well as gay and transgender relationships.

Instead of the current right to withdraw their children from all such lessons, parents will only be able to do so until the age of 15. After that, pupils will be free to override their parents’ wishes by requesting at least one term of sex education.

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