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Teenagers want better sex education to stay safe from paedophiles online

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 11, 2017, 2:35 pm IST
Updated Jan 11, 2017, 2:35 pm IST
A large number of children said that they would have healthier relationships if they had better awareness about the opposite sex.
Majority of teens said they were clueless about sources to find information on sex (Photo: AFP)
 Majority of teens said they were clueless about sources to find information on sex (Photo: AFP)

London: The importance of sex education has been discussed widely across the world for a long time with the subject still being a taboo in several places. With increasing internet access in the digital age and youngsters being exposed to pornography and interaction with more people online, it’s even more crucial to raise awareness about sex at an early age.

Horrifying incidents of sexual predators tricking teenagers online with drastic consequences have been reported for some time now, and now a survey says that a large number of high school students want sex education classes that can also educate them about relationships and help protect themselves from paedophiles on the social media.

 

In a government survey conducted in the UK, a large number of 11-year-olds said that they didn’t receive any education on sex and relationships, and were clueless about sources to find any information. A lot of 15 year olds said they god bad knowledge on the subject and more said they would have better relationships if they knew more about the opposite sex.

While there has been a debate among schools, parents and authorities about sex education for children, this survey has a lot of students asking the government to ensure better SRE lessons to keep themselves safe as an overwhelming number of children are at risk of landing in trouble by sharing pictures online, making them vulnerable to perverts.

 

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