Doctors and teachers receive new guidance on the internet’s effect on young people’s sex lives and relationships

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1926
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Three leading charities working to improve sexual health for young people have produced new guidance designed to help teachers and doctors respond to the effects of the internet and new technology on young people’s relationships.

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) for the 21st Century—produced jointly by Brook, the PSHE Association, and the Sex Education Forum—recommends that children should be taught about pornography, the safe use of technology, and sexual consent, violence, and exploitation.1 The guidance is based on feedback gathered over several …

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