Thursday, 17 May 2012

Cardiff public meeting to warn parents about explicit sex ed

A public meeting to be held in Cardiff next Wednesday (23 May) will warn parents about explicit sex education in primary schools.

The meeting will be addressed by Antonia Tully of SPUC's Safe at School campaign. Mrs Tully will explain that many parents around the country are disturbed that graphic teaching programmes, such as Channel Four's "Living and Growing", are being shown to children as young as seven in primary schools.

"Living and Growing" contains cartoons showing sexual intercourse. Many parents are concerned that this is priming children for teenage sex. Parents who object to it are often told that primary schools are under a legal obligation to deliver sex education - this is untrue.

All parents of primary-age children are particularly encouraged to attend Wednesday's meeting. The meeting will:
  • see extracts from "Living and Growing"
  • hear the case against explicit sex education for young children
  • uphold the rights of parents to protect their children.
The meeting will be held at "The Bute Suite", Sport Wales National, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW and go from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

For more information about this meeting or the national campaign please contact SPUC on telephone 020 7091 7091 or email

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