- 03 Apr 18
Education Minister Richard Bruton has ordered a full review of the teaching of sexual education in Irish schools. Bruton’s review will focus on key areas of consent and contraception.
The Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) module contains elements that are 20 years old and therefore potentially out of date. Bruton said that it is important to carry out a review to ascertain whether the course was fit for purpose and meeting the needs of students.
The areas Bruton considers particularly important are: consent – meaning and importance, developments in contraception, healthy and positive sexual expression and relationships, safe use of the internet, social media’s effects on self-esteem and LGBTQ+ issues.
Recording an interview with @TodaySOR about the major review of the relationships and sexuality curriculum which I'm announcing today. Last big review was in the late 1990s. Young people today face a range of different challenges. Tune in after 10am! pic.twitter.com/vY80ETK1sS