Children as young as eleven are to be given lessons in school on pornography and on what constitutes rape. The classes will be introduced into English schools following the Easter holidays, amidst concerns that teenagers are being pressurised into having sex at a younger age.

Formal guidance has been commissioned by the government to be circulated to schools. It suggests that courses should start “before young people are sexually active, otherwise it is too late”, and advises teachers to dispel “rape myths”, such as suggestions that consent is implicit if a woman is wearing revealing clothing or is “teasing” a man, theSunday Times has reported.

The plans have the blessing of education secretary Nicky Morgan, who has written “We have to face the fact that many pressures girls face today were unimaginable to my generation and it’s our duty to ensure that our daughters leave school able to navigate the challenges and choices they’ll face in adulthood.”

Morgan, who has a seven year old son, says “mothers at the school gates” regularly complain about the pressures that their daughters come under to have sex in their teenage years. Parents are teachers are concerned about the impact of sexting and revenge porn.

The classes will be added to the syllabus for PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) lessons, and in an attempt to stave off criticism Morgan has said that all materials must be pre-approved. Her department has called on the PSHE Association, which supports and advises teachers, to draft lesson plans.

Written by DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS- Breitbart
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