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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C
sex ed

Poll: Have you ever spoken to your kids about consent?

Schools are set to introduce consent classes for the first time.

WHETHER YOU’VE TACKLED the issue of where babies come from yet with your little one or not, they’re now set to have a more comprehensive sex education in school than previous generations.

Following a review ordered by Education Minister Richard Bruton,  elements of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in schools will be updated for the first time in two decades.

This will mean that classes on consent will be taught in Ireland for the first time.

The updates will also include issues such as contraception, the internet and LGBTQ+ information, ensuring it caters to the needs of young people today.

RSE is mandatory for both primary and post-primary students, however the current curriculum was written in the late 1990s.

So, tell us: Have you ever spoken to your kids about consent?

Poll Results:

Not yet, but I intend to (59)
Yes, I have (45)
No (45)
I don't know (13)

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