With the upcoming changes to RSE becoming a reality next year, a lot of schools will be looking to overhaul their curriculum, find some new resources, and support their staff.
For International Women’s Day we wanted to highlight some of the activities within DO… that you might find useful when teaching about sexism, societal messages about gender, and power dynamics.
We learn about love from a young age: from fairy stories, Disney films, rom-coms, pop music. These love stories are also retold through families, the people around us, religion, communities, government policy and school.
So since working on DO… RSE for Schools I’ve become even more aware that, despite relationships and sex education being such a huge topic, there is often not a lot of support out there for teachers actually delivering it.
Consultation is under way about relationships and sex education (RSE) but what does good RSE look like? Find out more about the DO… collaboration.
I can’t actually believe I’m writing this, but some folk seem to think that showing 15/16 year olds porn in sex and relationships education is a good idea. So I’m gonna say why I think it’s a problematic idea: legally, ethically, practically and also why I think there are better and more valuable things we[…]
Most young people watch porn? Porn harms young people? They’re having non-consensual, unsafe sex as a result? No. The evidence points to a more inconclusive and also complicated picture. Does Porn Have a Harmful Effect on Young People? Many people worry that porn can cause young people harm – however there are many problems[…]
A rant about why what we are and aren’t teaching young people about fertility and sex is harmful to them. This is a transcription of a talk I gave at the Progress Educational Trust Birds, The Bees and Fertility Treatment event.