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Campaigners claim schools are teaching pupils that 13 is a normal age for sex

06 Nov
Campaigners claim schools are teaching pupils that 13 is a normal age for sex

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Man and woman in sexual situation in bed KatarzynaBialasiewicz/KatarzynaBialasiewicz Campaigners are not happy with sex ed (Picture: Getty)

School pupils are being taught that sex at the age of 13 is normal, claim campaigners.

The Family Education Trust said sex education classes offer advice that contradicts the legal age of consent in Britain (16).

Sarah Carter, of the trust, slammed the inclusion of a link to advice service Brook’s ‘traffic light tool’ in recently published guidance.

She said the tool ‘states that young people who are consensually sexually active from the age of 13, this is normal behaviour and development, whereas actually the law states that young person should wait until they are 16 at least, never mind if they are ready or not’.

She added: ‘That’s awfully unlawful behaviour, and so quite often what’s taught isn’t always lawful.’

[metro-sassy-poll question=”Were you sexually active at 13?” option1=”Yes” option2=”No”]

The campaigner addressed her comments to the Commons education select committee.

Committee chairman Graham…

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