Children will learn facts of life from disturbing online porn: Experts slam banning sex education for under-nines as 'incredibly damaging' - and warn youngsters could develop an 'unhealthy relationship' with sex

Education Secretary Gillian Keegan is set to ban sex education for under-9s, but five experts say it will push children to learn about the facts of life from disturbing, explicit online content instead.

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EXCLUSIVE Children will learn facts of life from disturbing online porn: Experts slam banning sex education for under-nines as 'incredibly damaging' - and warn youngsters could develop an 'unhealthy relationship' with sex Child psychologists say banning sex education for young children is ' naïve' One in 10 children has watched online porn before the age of nine By Chris Pollard Published: 14:18, 15 May 2024 | Updated: 14:29, 15 May 2024 e-mail 14 View comments Banning sex education for children under nine could be 'incredibly damaging', experts have warned — as youngsters may end up learning the facts of life from disturbing online pornography. Education Secretary Gillian Keegan is set to announce a total ban on sex education for infants, with lessons not permitted to start until at least Year Five. Other proposals include ruling that gender identity is taught as a 'contested subject' in schools.

But five experts have told MailOnline the ban could have shocking unintended consequences for youngsters. Dr Amanda Gummer, who specialises in child development, said ‘brushing sex under the carpet’ is ‘dangerous and naïve’. Dr Amanda Gummer says withdrawing sex education for under-9s will push children to get their sex education from disturbing online porn instead Education Secretary Gillian Keegan is set to announce a total ban on sex education for infants, with lessons not permitted to start until at least Year Five She said: ‘Children need questions to be answere.