Mumsnet sex ed survey- The results

I didn’t have time to do a proper post on this when it first came out, but whilst doing some housekeeping on the blog I found the draft post so I shall quickly finish it and post it.

Mumsnet did a survey of their members about sex and relationships education back in November 2011 and the results came back with overwhelming support for SRE which is really positive. Admittedly Mumsnet is not the voice of ALL parents but nevertheless I was really heartened by the results, parents are often a lot more supportive of SRE than the media and government usually give them credit for thanks to the tiny minority of vociferously anti-sex education types who seem to have the ear of the media and certain MP’s.

The survey revealed just how supportive Mumsnet members are of comprehensive sex education.

  • A very high proportion (98%) were happy for their children to attend SRE lessons
  • 92% think SRE should be a compulsory subject in secondary schools
  • 69% think SRE should be a compulsory subject in primary schools
  • 90% think there should be a statutory duty on all schools, including faith schools and academies, to deliver comprehensive SRE

So although I am posting this several months later, I am just adding it as a gentle reminder for us parents to show their support for their schools SRE , to show the media and the government that parents want this for our children and to support those delivering it in our schools.


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