I've written a survey on sex and relationships education http:/wwwDOTsurveymonkeyDOTcom/s/L3CKG67 It takes maybe three or four minutes to fill out. If you've got the time, give it a try? Your voice gets heard, I get a more credible survey, we all win.
I'm running a campaign on sex and relationships education with the British Youth Council. The exact focus of the campaign will depend on what the people who fill in the survey say they want. What I want to work on is making more aspects of sex and relationships education statutory, so that schools have to teach them.
Right now, all the law says schools have to teach about is puberty (at primary school) and STIs and HIV/AIDs (at secondary school). I've suggested some things that schools might be required to teach
Different types of contraception and protection
Safe-sex for same-sex couples
Warning signs of an abusive or violent relationship and how to get help
What the law says about rape and sexual assault – how to report to the police or get other help
Building a relationship and communicating with your partner
The responsibilities of becoming a parent.
I don't know which of these I'll be campaigning for, but whichever it is, I'll be wired. And if the people who fill in this survey all come up with some other idea, and it's popular without me suggesting it? Then I'll look at campaigning for that, too. I almost want that to happen, I like grass-roots campaigning, I like letting people have a real voice in what happens.
So, thank you for your time, if you've filled out the survey. If not, please give it a try?
I'll be posting the results, and details of the campaign, up here as soon as I have them. They'll go up here – - but I'll try to post them here as well.