Charity calls for compulsory sex and relationships education in Wales

PSHE Curriculum
A leading children’s charity is calling on the Welsh government to introduce compulsory sex and relationships lessons.

Barnardo’s Cymru made the call after a new survey which found that young people said they wanted more advice on staying safe, particularly online.

The charity carried out a survey among 11 to 15-year-olds in Wales which showed that 74 per cent of those questioned believe they would be safer if they had age-appropriate lessons in school.

Barnardo’s Cymru said it believed that schools need “to do more to protect young people from the dangers of online grooming and exploitation in an increasingly complicated digital world”.

“We are urging the Welsh government to introduce compulsory, age-appropriate sex and relationship education in schools, including safe use of digital media,” said Sarah Crawley, director of Barnardo’s Cymru.

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