In her column ‘Ditch the shyness and just get on with talking to children about sex’, (Irish Examiner, November 15) Alison O’Connor suggests that letters of concern to the Department of Education regarding policy changes were premature, as the Government hasn’t yet made any decisions about reform to sex education.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019
As the final hours approached for making submissions to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), Dr Caroline West encouraged readers to support proposals that would empower students to make “informed decisions that are right for them’ — ‘High time our sex education reflected modern Irish society” (Irish Examiner, October 25).
Wed, 30 Oct, 2019
Quarter of a century ago, 179 governments pledged to provide information to help young people make ‘responsible’ decisions about sex and sexuality. It is time to implement that pledge, by giving teens the information and safe spaces they need, writes
Fri, 06 Sep, 2019
In the age of smartphones and near universal access to unregulated internet content, it’s time for a revision of school curriculum regarding relationships and sex education, which hasn’t been updated in over 20 years, writes
Fri, 04 May, 2018
External organisations that provide sex education to school pupils do not need any qualifications and are not inspected by the Department of Education, the Oireachtas Committee on Education has heard this afternoon.
Tue, 01 May, 2018