Online sexual education videos
Given that 59 per cent of girls have experienced some form of sexual harassment at school or college, 1 in 5 women has experienced sexual violence and two women a week are killed by a current or former partner, consent not being on the curriculum is not only illogical – it’s dangerous One of my most hilarious school memories is of my geography teacher wheeling in a box-shaped TV on a rickety plastic stand.It must have been 2011 or 2012, and as a class full of 15-year-olds sat sneaking peeks at their smartphones, she inserted a VHS tape and clicked play on a videorecorder that looked like it was made in the 1980s. Or just don’t ever have sex until you’re married and can have a nice little nuclear family of your own.Nowadays, this content is often a young person’s first “education” about sex – and due to outdated SRE guidelines, sometimes their only education. We were talking about rape, and one boy couldn’t get his head around the fact that a husband could rape his wife.“But they’re married,” he persisted, as if “to have sex when I don’t want it” is a wedding vow.Children in China are being taught how to prevent sexual assault following a sex abuse scandal that rocked the country.Parents are also purchasing more sexual health textbooks and signing up for online courses to better educate their children about sex.
I can only hope that after this, the next generations of children and teens will be given much better SRE than it was for my generation.They included allegations against a Beijing's Red Yellow Blue Kindergarten, where staff were teachers were accused of drugging and sexually assaulting children.One parent claimed her child told her of a naked man or men - referred to as 'uncle doctor' and 'grandpa doctor' - who would performing a 'health check' on a naked child.It showed a stereotypical nuclear family walking around their house naked, and later on a cartoon of a straight couple having penetrative sex. In another lesson I watched my deputy head of year put a condom onto what I can only describe as a dildo (what else do you call a dick-shaped object?Our geography teacher sat awkwardly in the corner as the class sniggered throughout the video that cautioned us about pregnancy, STIs, pregnancy, STIs, and… ), while saying, “Pay attention girls, some men like their partners to do this for them.” We were taught Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) by random teachers because there were no members of staff specifically allocated to teach that subject at my school, and this is still the case for most schools across the country.