Mandatory sex and relationship education for children as young as four is needed to reduce the rising teenage STI and abortion rate, according to two leading sexual health charities.
Brook and Family Planning Association (FPA) claim the government is failing young people because they're not giving them enough information about the emotional side of sex and relationships.
Chief Executive of Brook Simon Blake says the government need to "make it part of the curriculum, signal to people that you (the government) really are serious and we will see some impact on teenage pregnancy, on abortion rates, on access to contraception".
This is exactly what happens when you expect government to "take care of people" as opposed to giving people the freedom and responsibility to take care of themselves. Notice that in the paragraphs above there wasn't one word about parents. "Mandatory" was mentioned once, though, and "government" was mentioned three times.