UK Children Aged 5 to Learn about "Transgender Equality" in Schools


Christian Concern:

The government has announced plans to introduce lessons on “transgender equality” in primary and secondary schools across the country.

The reforms, contained in a policy programme entitled ‘Advancing transgender equality – a plan for action’, will add transgender issues to the PSHE curriculum for children aged 5 and above in order to ensure that schools were ‘more inclusive for gender-variant children’.

Published by the Home Office, the programme claims that amendments were necessary to ‘address unacceptable behaviour and ensures that our society becomes more tolerant’, since ‘over 70 per cent of boys and girls who express gender variant behaviours are subject to bullying in schools.’

However, the proposals have attracted criticism on the basis that they permit young children to be exposed to adult issues too early in their lives.