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posted by azrael on Tuesday July 08 2014, @06:20PM   Printer-friendly
from the educate-or-keep-them-ignorant? dept.

The Daily Mail reports that children in the UK may receive school lessons about sexting.

Children as young as nine could be taught in school about the dangers of sexting.

New sex education packs produced by a charity warn girls not to send 'sexy and pouting' pictures using their mobile phones.

They suggest telling children of seven not to email photos of themselves in swimming costumes in case they fall into the hands of paedophiles.

The article goes on to say:

The lessons are part of a pack, launched last week, that schools can download for £299 a year.

Norman Wells, director of the Family Education Trust, said it was 'symptomatic of a mindset that thinks young children should take responsibility for their own safety, when in reality it is the job of parents to protect them'.

He added: 'To address such issues in the classroom runs the risk of introducing ideas and thoughts that many children are not ready for. In some cases [it] is likely to breed an unhealthy distrust and suspicion of adults.'

Meanwhile, UK polticians are calling for lessons to "tackle the rise of sexist abuse fuelled by internet porn" and the UK, Australia and the Philippines are currently engulfed in pedophile scandals.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by VLM on Tuesday July 08 2014, @06:45PM

    by VLM (445) on Tuesday July 08 2014, @06:45PM (#66103)

    No they've got terrorists and Radical Islamists for USA security theater.

    The Philippines for example doesn't have many troops invading the middle east, so they need something to keep the population distracted, agitated, in fear, infotained, so this kind of stuff is huge news there while over in the colonies we're all like WTF this makes no sense we have more catholic priests than you and it rarely makes the news here. Thats because its a terror propaganda campaign, logic and reason have no part in it.

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