There are several concerns with sex education in schools. It is not compulsory for all - only local authority maintained secondary schools are required to have compulsory sex education lessons. Children do not need to attend all of the classes (if their parents don't want them to). The scope of lessons can be limited too - essentially a biology discussion and no requirement to mention social media issues, online dating and sharing pictures.
Understandably, there have been calls for the law to change. Clearly the matter needs to be handled senstively but it is crucial that any changes are aligned to the current issues faced by children who are exposed to the dangers of the online world and their associated pressures.
"It’s a long time since Theresa May and most of her cabinet were at school. When she was doing her O-levels, no one was sexting and teenage boys weren’t goggling at violent porn on smartphones. I think it’s unlikely that the future prime minister had to wear shorts under her school skirt to protect herself from being groped, as some teenage girls have taken to doing. But that doesn’t mean May and her colleagues have any excuse for ignoring what’s going on in schools today, from sexual harassment to homophobic bullying" ....................................... "They have also been told by just about everyone that the best way to keep children safe is to insist that every school in the country teaches high-quality sex and relationships education (SRE) and the broader subject of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education – no ifs, no buts, and no exemptions for faith schools. Teachers’ or parents’ embarrassment is not a reason to deny children absolutely essential information about how to avoid sexual predators, online or in real life."