Guidance from the Sex Education Forum, whose members include the NSPCC and Barnardo's, encourages teachers to introduce pornography into the classroom
The Daily Mail has led a long-running campaign to introduce measures to protect young people from the growing influence of porn. But the guidance, produced by a coalition of charities, encourages dialogue in the classroom about all aspects of pornography. Issued by the Sex Education Forum, whose members include the NSPCC and Barnardo's, the guidance encourages teachers to inform children over the age of 11 about subjects such as sexting, whereby sexually explicit images and pictures are sent in text messages. Critics said that parents would be 'horrified' by the possible introduction of pornography into classroom lessons. Under a section titled 'We want teachers to know', the guide includes advice that 'that porn is hugely diverse – it's not necessarily all bad'.
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