Updated March 19, 2018 17:17:38 When it came to sex education in schools, sex and relationships education, or SRE, has come a long way.
For some, the focus on sexuality and relationships was a shock, and many were put off.
But for others, SRE is now mainstream and is helping to bring a lot of young people into the sex and relationship sphere.
ABC education researcher, Dr Susan Tew, says SRE has become a common conversation at schools, and she is keen to see more schools incorporate the topic into their curriculum.
Dr Susan is a researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Adelaide.
She has been studying sexuality education for a number of years.
She says it has become much more mainstream, particularly at schools.
“There’s been a big increase in the way schools have been teaching about sexuality in recent years, particularly in relation to sexual health,” she said.
Sex education is a topic that is getting much more attention from parents, students, teachers and community leaders in Australia. “
So it’s clear that the way sexuality education is being taught is shifting towards that more mainstream sexual health and wellbeing model.”
Sex education is a topic that is getting much more attention from parents, students, teachers and community leaders in Australia.
Dr Tew says parents are becoming more educated about sex, as they understand more about its benefits and risks.
“When parents hear that there’s an increased risk for certain sexual behaviours or behaviours, that they’re more likely to have sexual health problems and that their sexual health is at risk, that’s a concern for them,” she explained.
Dr Tow said some parents are choosing to include more information in their children’s SRE lessons, such as what sexual health means, or what are the most important sexual health tips to know. “
We also know that a lot more parents are engaging with the sexual wellness and support that their children can access.”
Dr Tow said some parents are choosing to include more information in their children’s SRE lessons, such as what sexual health means, or what are the most important sexual health tips to know.
“Some of these topics are actually in the curriculum and in the context of school work,” she continued.
“Parents may want to include these into the curriculum when it comes down to teaching about sexual health.”
Dr Susan said parents also have a lot to learn from other cultures, as many of their young people are coming from countries with more stringent laws about sex and marriage.
“I think a lot is learned about how cultures, including Australian ones, work in relation, particularly culturally,” she pointed out.
“It’s a lot about how they treat sexual health issues and how they deal with sexual behaviour.”
What is SRE?
Sex education in school is a critical topic for all Australians.
It’s one that is very relevant to young people, particularly those who are struggling with sexual health.
Dr Sarah Karr, Associate Professor of Psychology, at the Australian National University, said SRE was a topic she thought was very relevant for students.
“The fact that we are talking about sexuality and sexual health in a broad, public-policy context, and particularly to a large audience that is diverse, speaks volumes to how much people are aware of sexuality and how it’s perceived by society,” she added.
Dr Karr said there was a growing awareness of the importance of the issue of sexual health, and the need to make sure young people were safe.
“People are becoming aware of their own sexuality and the issues around it,” she noted.
“Sex is one of the many areas where people are starting to understand the importance and the importance, in terms of their health, of having healthy sex.”
Dr Karp said young people often struggle to understand why it is important to discuss sexuality and its effects.
“What I think that students, particularly students in the sexual education system, are starting, particularly when they’re first learning about sexuality, is to start to understand that sexual health matters,” she suggested.
Dr Karra said young students were starting to think about what it means to be sexually active.
“But a lot young people don’t really understand that it’s a way of living your life,” she advised.
“If you’re not having sex, you’re doing something wrong.
And that’s something that they are asking themselves as they learn more about sexuality.” “
That’s what young people need to be asking themselves: is it right for me to have sex?
And that’s something that they are asking themselves as they learn more about sexuality.”
Sexual health is one area where schools can be doing a lot better Dr Karra said the need for more sex education could be addressed in schools through a number different means.
“For one, the SRE curriculum needs to be much more comprehensive in terms to the topics it covers,” she stressed.
“To provide that kind of information to young students is also a challenge.”
She said there were many schools in the country that do not have a sex and sexuality curriculum, but the issue is getting more