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Children ’should be taught about porn on the net’

By Louisa Peacock and Emma Barnett, Telegraph

Claire Perry, the Conservative MP, said that sex education in secondary schools should be updated to reflect the digital age.

She made her comments in a blog post for Telegraph Wonder Women, which has launched a campaign for better sex education, as the NSPCC called on the Government to update its “woefully inadequate” sex education guidance, which is 13 years old and contains no reference to the internet.

The charity said that the Prime Minister should urgently convene a group of experts, young people and teachers to rewrite the guidance, which is the only official teaching material available, to bring it into the 21st century.

Since the document was published in 2000, the rise of online pornography and social media means children are being exposed to sex more often and earlier than before, experts said.

Research by the NSPCC, commissioned by The Telegraph, has shown that in the absence of meaningful sex education in schools, the internet is warping young people’s views about relationships.

Many girls feel they have to “look and perform like porn stars” in order to be liked by boys, the NSPCC said.

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