January 8, 2014
A sex education chief has been criticised over warnings that forcing children to kiss relatives could be harmful and suggesting that encouraging a youngster to high-five or wave instead could help them avoid future sexual exploitation.
Lucy Emmerson, coordinator of the Sex Education Forum, said that children needed to learn “from age zero” about the importance of consent and that “their bodies are their own”.
She advised parents to stop trying to persuade their offspring to kiss a granny or an elderly aunt as it could blur the boundaries of what is acceptable when it comes to physical contact.
However, her controversial comments, in an online sex education resource for teachers, were attacked by family campaigners.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:05 am