Letter to The Telegraph
SIR – The campaign by the Telegraph’s Wonder Women channel to “bring sex education into the 21st century”, by redrawing the official guidelines on teaching sex education (Letters, September 4), makes scant reference to parents.
Any moves to redraw these guidelines must involve organisations which recognise parents as the primary educators of their children on sexual matters.
Children and teenagers accessing online pornography is a problem that urgently needs to be addressed. Parents have a vital role in teaching their children about how to avoid pornography. The Government should be supporting parents in this task.
Current government guidelines on sex education contain more than 90 references to the importance of involving parents in teaching children about sexual issues. Any new guidelines should place the same emphasis on parents.
SPUC Safe at School
Family Education Trust
Director, Christian Institute
Lord Carey of Clifton
Philip Davies MP (Con)
Mary Glindon MP (Lab)
Jim Shannon MP (DUP)
Rev Andrew Symes
Executive Secretary, Anglican Mainstream
Dr Chris Richards
Professor David Paton
Nottingham University Business School
Dr Trevor Stammers
Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies
Campaign to Protect Children
Dr Lisa Nolland
Chair, Mothers at Home Matter
Edmund P Adamus
Director for Marriage & Family Life, Diocese of Westminster
Imam Sulaiman Gani
Tower Hamlets’ Parents Action Group – SRE
Challenge Team UK