Adam Rees

Tackling porn’s ‘butterfly effect’

Online pornography is twisting young people’s view of relationships. The director of a new documentary on the subject tells Adam Rees that schools play a key role in combating pupils’ fake expectations

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Compulsory sex and relationships education did not feature in the election campaigns – the announcement having already been made that it was on the way. If the proposal survives the political turmoil of the next few months, then both the curriculum choices made and the justifications for those choices will come under intense scrutiny. SRE remains a controversial topic, with even supporters disagreeing on what exactly should be taught in schools. The Department for Education will need a full roster of experts to help form the curriculum and then defend it.

If the DfE intends to address the ...

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