Startling statistics in this BBC article about sex and relationship education in schools in the UK.

Lessons about personal, social and health matters including sex and relationships will be compulsory in all England’s schools from ages five to 16…

A BBC poll of more than 1,000 people found two thirds would support sex lessons from the age of 11…

A UK-wide poll commissioned by the BBC from NOP found that the majority of those questioned believed sex and relationship lessons should be compulsory in schools. 87% say sex and relationship lessons should be compulsory.

Of those, 64% believed lessons should not start until children are at least 11 years old.

Just over a third (36%) said they did not think children should learn about contraception until they were at least 13.

However, some people have concerns! Who are these idiots? Don’t they trust the govmint? But, fortunately, it’s not mistrust of the govmint that motivates them:

The national director of Christian Voice, Stephen Green, said the proposals would only encourage experimentation and contribute to the rise in teenage pregnancy and infertility.

He said the idea of teaching young children about sex is “a wickedness” from a government that wants to see “a whole generation fornicating”.

You’d think they’d be pleased, considering the future holds a drop in UK students.

Another foot-dragger:

The head of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), John Dunford, has written to the government complaining that secondary schools have only just begun implementing major changes to the curriculum including highly regarded but non-statutory material on PSHE… “It should not be the subject to further central prescription and certainly not compulsion.”

What a Luddite, eh?