Sex education in schools will reflect the ever-present threats of sexting, cyber-bullying and online pornographyhe Department of Education agreed to let a group of experts “supplement” the material schools have to teach.
The current materials, first published in 2000, don't offer teachers any help on how to tackle the dangers of the internet.
The move came after prime minister David Cameron said recently said that he thought “we can do better in terms of sex and relationship education”. Now, head teachers will be emailed the new material, which can be used in classes alongside the existing guidelines.
The move comes after research by children’s charity the NSPCC, which revealed that four in 10 teenagers now ‘sext’ and one in three learn about sex and relationships from online pornography