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  Life   More Features  15 Jul 2018  Schools in UK to teach sexual consent to children as young as 4

Schools in UK to teach sexual consent to children as young as 4

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 15, 2018, 7:29 pm IST
Updated : Jul 15, 2018, 7:29 pm IST

Dealing with peer pressure will also be included in case they face pressure to shared naked pictures.

Age appropriate ways will be adopted to educate children about these concepts (Photo: AFP)
 Age appropriate ways will be adopted to educate children about these concepts (Photo: AFP)

Sexual abuse of children is a major concern across the globe as cases of assault have been reported from schools and even in homes. This makes it extremely crucial to educate children in order to raise awareness which can keep them safe.

In a bid to protect them, children as young as four will be taught about sexual consent in the UK. While primary school students will learn about consent as well as respecting and enforcing boundaries, secondary students will be educated about sexual abuse, grooming, domestic violence and harassment.

 

They will be taught how to ask and get permission in relationships with friends and adults as well as the fact that consent can also be withdrawn. Age appropriate ways will be adopted to educate children about these concepts.

Dealing with peer pressure will also be included in case they face pressure to shared naked pictures online with exposure of children to porn and sexting.

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