Consultation for teachers about PSHE and RSE in a digital age

20 Nov 2017 Becca Cawthorne

Teachers around the UK are invited to take part in a consultation to shape PSHE and RSE education in schools.

Childnet, as part of its work in the UK Safer Internet Centre and with support from Twitter, is consulting schools about best practice and gaps in how schools embed online safety within Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex (RSE) Education.

RSE and PSHE in the digital age

It is essential that RSE and PSHE are fit for the digital age, covering issues such as online friendship, cyberbullying, online sexual exploitation, peer pressure online, healthy digital relationships, sexting and pornography.

Now is an important moment to influence this.

As of September 2019 it will be compulsory for primary school aged children in England to be taught Relationships Education and for all secondary school children to be taught Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

The Department for Education is also considering whether to also make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education compulsory in all schools in England.

Meanwhile, Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education established an expert panel to provide advice and support to the Welsh Government on issues relating to the delivery of Healthy Relationships education within the current Welsh curriculum in March 2017.

Therefore, we are very interested in finding examples of best practice in schools across the UK around this and also to identify gaps and challenges.

Taking part in the survey

By taking part in this consultation you can help to shape SRE and PSHE education to ensure it reflects children’s digital lives.

Take part in the English survey here:

Take part in the Welsh survey here:

Teachers who complete the survey will be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.

The deadline for completing the survey is Tuesday 12th December 2017

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