World Health Organization (WHO) guidance says that children under the age of four should be given information about “early childhood masturbation” and encouraged to explore so-called gender identities.
The controversial guidance is part of its ‘Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe’ policy framework.
In the UK last month, Warwickshire County Council ditched an explicit and error-strewn sex-ed policy, following a legal threat from The Christian Institute.
The WHO materials state that under-fours should be informed of the ‘right’ to “explore nakedness and the body” and “ask questions about sexuality”.
On transgenderism, it recommends that they should “gain an awareness of gender identity” and be taught “the right to explore” such ‘identities’ themselves.
It advises that four to six-year-olds should be taught about same-sex relationships and “respect for different norms regarding sexuality”.
And nine to 12-year-olds are to be enabled to “make a conscious decision to have sexual experiences or not” and know how to “use condoms and contraceptives effectively in future”.
The Christian Institute has repeatedly warned that children should not be exposed to material which sexualises them.
Last month, Warwickshire County Council ditched an explicit and error-strewn sex-ed policy, following a legal threat from the Institute.
Warwickshire County Council’s All About Me materials contained explicit images as part of a policy which also failed to apply equality, human rights or education law correctly.
The Institute had warned it put schools at risk of breaching their legal obligations, and Council lawyers contacted the Institute to say the programme has been dropped “with immediate effect”.