Students call for better sex education on consent, while the debate still rages about the power of social media and how to make Big Tech accountable.
I still remember a friend telling me of preschoolers who had accessed hardcore porn by telling Siri their new toilet talk words, leaving them traumatised.
As a leader in a school, I support explicit conversations about consent and about loving relationships, wherein women and men are respected as human beings, not as commodities for someone else’s pleasure. It breaks my heart to think the young people I have taught could be in any of the stories I read on the petition.
But this is a conversation we need to have as a society. Debate about the power of social media and how to make Big Tech accountable dominates the news. Simultaneously, the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins is also rightly finding headlines. But the two reports are far more closely related than we might like to think.
Sarah has also taught in both government and independent schools, as well as across co-ed and both single sex schools i.e. girls schools and boys schools.