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Listen: Anne Scully on changes to the Junior Cycle sex and relationships programme

Listen: Anne Scully on changes to the Junior Cycle sex and relationships programme Listen: Anne Scully on changes to the Junior Cycle sex and relationships programme
Jordan Norris

Pornography, consent and gender stereotyping will soon become part of the Junior Cycle curriculum.

It follows a review conducted by the Department of Education which found it was 'heavily concerned' with aspects of Ireland's relationships and sexuality programme.

Education Minister, Norma Foley, says the current curriculum is 'outdated' and significant reform needs to happen.

The new SPHE and RSE draft programme is due to be published by the Department of Education.

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Anne Scully from the Waterford Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre discussed the plans with Maria McCann on WLR's Deise Today.

Every school irrespective of their ethos will have to deliver the revamped version of the subject.

Anne has been among those to welcome the proposals.

"Teenagers are tied to mobile phones, tablets and computers and have been exposed to so much information. It would be good to see them getting some clear and unequivocally balanced information on sex, as opposed to what they are often seeing online."

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To hear the full interview, click on the play button on the photo above.

Deise Today airs on WLR FM - Monday to Friday from 10-12.

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