Sex education, argues the Director of Family Education Trust, is not just another aspect of education, but 'an ideological battlefield on which a war is being waged for the hearts and minds of children'.
This new booklet explains the government's current plans to make sex education compulsory from the age of five. It was written to answer the questions of bewildered parents. It outlines the current situation regarding sex education in schools, and explains how and why sex education campaigners want to see it become part of the national curriculum. The author argues that the government's reliance on earlier sex education, more contraceptive advice, and informed choice is failing young people. He warns that parents are being squeezed out and undermined, and that sex education may break down the natural inhibitions of children with regard to sexual conduct.
He concludes that we need to speak to children honestly and modestly, to give clear moral direction, and to encourage respect for both marriage and parents. This small booklet is a gift. I strongly recommend it.