Compulsory ‘self-touching’ lessons for children as young as six spark outrage
Kids as young six are being taught about pleasing themselves by ‘stimulating’ their own genitals as part of school programs that will become compulsory in hundreds of primary schools in the United Kingdom.
Many parents believe the lessons which are part of the controversial new sex and relationships program called ‘All About me’ – are ‘sexualizing’ their small children.
One family told how they were so appalled that they pulled their sons from school lessons where the program is already being taught.
All About Me is being introduced across 241 primary schools by Warwickshire County Council and is set to be adopted by other local authorities in 2020 as part of the Government’s overhaul of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).
Traditional family campaigners and a number of religious groups warned that vague rules set by the Department for Education meant schools across the country could soon be providing sexual materials to young children that most parents would consider highly inappropriate.
Even political figures who had previously supported the RSE laws expressed their concern. Tory MP David Davies had this to say:
“I and many other parents would be furious at completely inappropriate sexual matters being taught to children as young as six. These classes go way beyond the guidance the Government is producing and are effectively sexualizing very young children.”
Under a section named ‘Touching Myself, tutors are advised to teach children that ‘lots of people like to tickle or stroke themselves as it might feel nice,’ that this may include touching their ‘private parts‘, and that while some people may see this behavior as ‘dirty; it is actually ‘very normal’.
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