Department For Education Cannot Rely On Facebook To Tell Schools About Sexual Violence Campaign (EVAWC 05/03/12)

March 13, 2012

Why aren’t we talking to schools directly about children’s safety? – Women’s organisations ask

Commenting on the Government’s teen sexual violence campaign launched Monday 5 March, Holly Dustin, Director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said:

“Young people are bombarded with messages that blur the lines of what sexual consent means, so we fully support this Home Office campaign and welcome the fact that the Home Office has worked closely with experts in the women’s sector in developing it.

“However, we are astonished that the Department for Education, which has responsibility for children’s safety and well-being , has said it will not promote the campaign schools directly, because it wants to reduce the ‘burdens’ on them, but will use Twitter and Facebook instead

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