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<b>LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY</b> - Closed ePetition Details

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Closed ePetition Details

Earlier and holistic consent education in the NSW curriculum

Petitioner: Ms Chanel Contos | Member: Leong, Jenny | No. of Signatories: 20,986 | Date closed: 28/05/2021
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, this petition of the people of New South Wales brings to the attention of the Assembly:   The shocking number of past and present school students who have come forward to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault at high school. We are sad and angry that these students did not receive an adequate education or support regarding consent and sexual assault.   We request that consent is taught earlier to reduce the extent of sexual assault experiences amongst youth in New South Wales. We, the undersigned petitioners request that holistic consent sex education be included in the curriculum, that acknowledges toxic masculinity, rape culture, slut shaming, victim blaming, sexual coercion, and enthusiastic consent, as well queer sex education. We also call for urgent reform to require sexual consent to be enthusiastic consent.   These are uncomfortable conversations to have with young teenagers, but it is far more uncomfortable to live knowing that something happened to you, or a friend, or perhaps that you were even the perpetrator of it, and it could have been avoided.