Another argument is that sex and relationships are a private matter and it should be left to parents to teach young people about these topics. But, while it is great that some parents do discuss these issues with their children, we know that not all do, and many express feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed, or not knowing how to broach the topic. Furthermore,
may already be experiencing sexual abuse within the home, and
a year witness domestic violence, which means that those most in need of this information are less likely to receive it outside the classroom. Every child deserves simple, clear information about their rights, consent, and healthy relationships. It’s too important to leave to chance. Given that topics like healthy eating are included on the curriculum, it follows that a similarly universal issue like SRE should also be addressed at school.