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Harassment: Girls 'wear shorts under school skirts'

Written by Katherine Sellgren BBC News education reporter 06.06.16
Girls are wearing shorts under their school skirts to avoid sexual harassment, MPs have heard. Experts told the Women and Equalities Committee that online pornography had led to increased acceptance of sexual violence and harassment towards women. A "normalised culture of sexual harassment" in England's schools meant girls were changing…

Compulsory PSHE Back on the Agenda

Written by Sarah 22.03.16
Sexting among young people is "skyrocketing" but the government is "refusing to protect the smartphone generation", says Labour. The party is committed to compulsory age-appropriate sex education in all of England's schools, shadow education secretary Lucy Powell has announced. Labour wants to make personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) classes…
http://m.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14371109.display/

CSE

Written by Sarah 19.03.16
Yesterday was National Awareness Day for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). There is a useful guide to ‘spotting the signs’ available from the Stop CSE website. The Sex Education Forum published a statement yesterday in response to the Government white paper Educational excellence everywhere “Sex and relationships education (SRE) is almost…
http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Cornwall-teenage-pregnancy-rate-falls-record-low/story-28906885-detail/story.html#aT0XAQohh4CrGCu6.01
A project dedicated to calling out the objectification of women in commercials, magazine spreads and other forms of advertising, has released a new video focusing on how harmful these unrealistic beauty standards truly are. The video highlights the way women's bodies become trending buzzy topics, pointing to the "thigh gap"…

Worrying new evidence

Written by Sarah 08.03.16
1 in 4 girls start their periods before learning about it at school Schools are leaving discussions about puberty too late, say experts, as a survey of young people suggests that nearly a quarter (24%) of girls start having periods before the subject is covered in sex and relationships education…

Video on consent

Written by Sarah 01.03.16
Brilliant explanation on consent in an easily understandable way: