The world for young people today looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago. Much of our lives are now spent online. This provides a lot of positive and exciting opportunities for young people, but also challenges and risks. Children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy in this new environment.
From September 2020 it will be compulsory for:
- Primary schools to teach health and relationships education
- Secondary schools to teach health, relationships and sex education. Before this decision was made, there was thorough engagement with parents, young people and schools, with over 23,000 responses. There was also a public consultation where over 40,000 people contacted the Department for Education.