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The Department for Education is introducing compulsory Relationships Education for primary pupils and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020. Many schools have already integrated this into their curriculum.
For years professional RSE providers with a financial interest have pushed for the ‘need’ for compulsory RSE, stating that without it children will grow up ignorant of basic facts about sex and reproduction and will be ill-equipped to face the modern world.
Many parents have unquestioningly accepted this premise without actually being aware of the content that their children may be being exposed to.
A recent poll has revealed that only 1 in 4 parents know that their primary school children may be taught a militant curriculum which teaches them the unscientific concept that they could be born in the wrong body. Government-funded lobby groups are producing materials designed to be embedded in every section of the curriculum which promotes gender ideology and challenges children to think about whether or not they are really male or female by comparing themselves with gender stereotypes. Such teaching is purely ideological, misleading and confusing to children as well as being in complete opposition to the science curriculum.
The alarming growth in the number of children referred to the NHS Gender Identity Service (a 4,400% rise in girls seeking gender reassignment over the past few years) demonstrates how young people are being so easily misled and placed on irreversible pathways with life-changing consequences including permanent sterility and physical damage.
At a secondary level, the RSE curriculum is introducing children as young as 13 to pornography and explicit graphic sexual content where they are encouraged to experiment with and explore niche adult practices.
During lockdown one school was forced to apologise after one young student was traumatised when their homework included a discussion about violent and extreme porn. Another local authority implemented a primary school programme which taught 6 year olds about self-stimulation.
Many of the materials being introduced into schools have been produced by various lobby groups, who have a specific agenda of ‘queering the classroom’; this has the effect of prematurely sexualising children which leaves them open to abuse and exploitation. In addition, many of these political lobby groups are also invited directly into schools to provide training and workshops to children and staff.
The evidence shows that exposing children to adult imagery and concepts can permanently alter the physiological development of a child’s brain. Discussing consent for sex and promoting high-risk sexual practices before a child’s pre-frontal cortex (responsible for assessing risk and moderating behaviour) has developed, encourages them to engage in high-risk sexual behaviours when their brains cannot physiologically keep them safe from harm.
The intention of RSE is to keep children safe yet it is currently exposing children to harm. We are therefore calling on the government to introduce a series of measures which are designed to safely reflect the original intention of RSE and introduce a permanent, robust safeguarding procedure to be monitored by an independent board of advisors.
There are a good number of highly unsuitable and in some cases downright pornographic materials being peddled in our schools. We want it to be made mandatory for schools to publish a list of the resources that they are using on their school websites and for certain explicit and graphic materials to blacklisted. We also want a new schools safeguarding committee set up regarding RSE only, with a protected whistleblowing status.
Parents must also be properly consulted and their views taken into account.
If we want to safeguard children then RSE must be accountable, transparent and safe. Sign our petition today and demand better for our children!
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