So do you guys think that we live in a perfect system where it is possible to get away with not formally teaching children about relationships - and that they will 'just get it'? The trouble is that we've been there and done that and we are lumbered with major problems like teenage pregnancies and a massive divorce rate.
Yes, it makes perfect sense to me that kids should 'talk about s-e-x' (as Salt 'n' Pepa put it so many years ago now), and that trained adults can facilitate in that.
The fact that education is lacking resources is lamentable and shameful, but that isn't a justification for pulling the plug on certain leading-edge activities, and that just because they prickle our old-fashioned sensitivities.
Forgive me if I'm remembering incorrectly but when I was at school (I'm now 47) we received minimal s3x education and nothing formal on 'relationships'. We certainly did not have lessons along the lines of New Labour's great cure-all, 'citizenship'.
Yet standards of behaviour and personal responsibility are plummeting and Britain leads Europe in underage/ unwanted pregnancy.
Is this progress or have I missed something?