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I’ve been posting a lot of stuff about my campaign recently. I am still working on other stuff with the youth council – you will get posts on my other work, and my college’s campaigns, over the next couple of weeks.

But, for now, the petition for my sex ed campaign has just gone live. You can sign it here – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35070

It asks the government to make three more things a part of statutory sex and relationships education. Information about rape/sexual assault and consent, information about abuse / domestic violence, and information on safe-sex for same-sex couples. Statutory topics are ones that schools have to teach about – parents will still have the right to withdraw their children from these lessons.

It takes about 30secs maximum to sign an e-petition. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35070

If you’ve got a bit more time, or energy, you could share it with friends or family, or on your social networks. The more signatures we get, the more we can do with this.

Thank you.

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I’ve written a survey on sex and relationships education. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L3CKG67. It takes maybe three or four minutes to fill out. If you’ve got the time, give it a try? Your voice gets heard, I get a more credible survey, we all win.

I’m running a campaign on sex and relationships education with the British Youth Council. The exact focus of the campaign will depend on what the people who fill in the survey say they want. What I want to work on is making more aspects of sex and relationships education statutory, so that schools have to teach them.

Right now, all the law says schools have to teach about is puberty (at primary school) and STIs and HIV/AIDs (at secondary school). I’ve suggested some things that schools might be required to teach

–          Different types of contraception and protection

–          Safe-sex for same-sex couples

–          Warning signs of an abusive or violent relationship and how to get help

–          What the law says about rape and sexual assault – how to report to the police or get other help

–          Building a relationship and communicating with your partner

–          The responsibilities of becoming a parent.

I don’t know which of these I’ll be campaigning for, but whichever it is, I’ll be wired. And if the people who fill in this survey all come up with some other idea, and it’s popular without me suggesting it? Then I’ll look at campaigning for that, too. I almost want that to happen, I like grass-roots campaigning, I like letting people have a real voice in what happens.

So, thank you for your time, if you’ve filled out the survey. If not, please give it a try?

I’ll be posting the results, and details of the campaign, up here as soon as I have them.