US parents 'can't trust teachers,' claims Lauren Chen

US parents 'can't trust teachers,' claims Lauren Chen
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 18/05/2024

- 15:00

New government guidance is set to ban schools from teaching sex education to children under nine

The UK government has announced that it intends to ban sex education for children under nine years old, as well as place further restrictions on how the subject is taught in schools.

In guidance for schools issued today the government said children will be protected from “inappropriate teaching on sensitive topics” subject to an eight-week consultation starting today.

Political commentator Lauren Chen has revealed that she believes that the guidance should be carried across to the United States.

Speaking to Mark Dolan on GBN America, Chen said: "We are just recognising that children are being exposed to this type of thing, then I think that in and of itself warrants its own conversation

."Why do we have increasingly young children accessing things like pornography online? Parents need to be more aware of what their children are doing online.

"They need more monitoring. And I would say there is even a state role in ensuring that underage people cannot access this type of adult material.

"The state is more than happy to involve itself in ensuring that children don't buy alcohol, don't buy cigarettes.

"Why don't we have some sort of mandated regulation on these platforms that serve pornographic content, that have to abide by the same way laws that tobacco shops do?

"The idea that if kids see it outside the classroom, we might as well bring it into the classroom. That doesn't track, if a child does have a question about something they've seen on the internet or a billboard or on TV, the person they should be going to for information should be their parent.

"If it's something of a sexual nature, a teacher should not be the student's first line of defence when it comes to guidance for this."


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