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NUT urges for sex education to be made statutory in order to tackle homophobic bullying

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  1. And that should most definitely include faith schools.

    1. Liam the God 2 Apr 2013, 2:20pm

      Amen ;)

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 2 Apr 2013, 12:35pm

    Expect a backlash from the religious nutters like Loughton and Burrowes and their ilk on the back benches as well as the cults. Loughton touched on this during the equal marriage committee hearings, another red herring to foment fear among religious nutters.

  3. Brett Gibson 2 Apr 2013, 1:15pm

    There should be a nationwide set curriculum on sex and sexuality. It should most definitely not be left up to schools to decide what to do. How is this acceptable? It just invites homophobic head teachers, who are part of a demographic who are more likely to be anti-gay (the old), and other teachers to leave out homosexuality completely, pretending that we don’t exist. Tell me this – what has changed since the days of Section 28? Nothing it seems. I received sex education after the abolition of Section 28 and there was not a single mention of gay people – EVER. Change needs to come, and quick.

  4. Jock S. Trap 2 Apr 2013, 2:56pm

    I think our leaders should take note of the several schools that have reduced homophobic bullying etc by a proper education and roll this out, made statutory.

    We cannot keep living in the dark ages with children’s education by listening to how the bigots prefer to have pupils educated. It’s time to reflect the society we have now not one of the 1950’s.

    1. Two London schools in particular are leading the way on this; Stratford and Stoke Newington. Stoke Newington (who have won several awards) are offering training to other schools, I believe.

  5. Yeah, right, because the teachers don’t have the guts to tackle homophobic bullying themselves, in case kids say “teacher is gay”.

    Bottom line: the teachers are homophobic. If they weren’t they would not care about such rumours.

    They admit they tackle all forms of bullying except anti-gay bullying.

  6. Why are we so childish over this matter in this country? The Netherlands has had sex education for ALL schoolchildren – including primary – for YEARS! I haven’t noticed a degenerative effect on them. Indeed, in my opinion, the Dutch are a much more civilised country than us. Mind you, they seem to have rejected the influence of religion on State matters years ago too. Any connection, do you think?

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