Two five-year-old boys have been investigated by police over alleged rapes of other children. The boys were contacted by officers in Thames Valley Police last year following reports of sexual assaults on the other youngsters. But no action could be taken against them as they are deemed too young to know right from wrong, and the suspected rapes were not added to crime figures.
In total 235 children were identified as suspects in sexual assaults between 2011 and 2013 The alleged sex attacks emerged in official figures uncovered by The Mail on Sunday. The shocking statistics also reveal that a six-year-old girl has also been reported to police over suspected sex offences, as have boys aged just four.
Police have investigated more than 200 reports of sexual activity and assault by children under ten years old in recent years. Last night experts warned that some of the young offenders may have been acting out obscene material they had seen on the internet at home or on mobile phones in the school playground. A five-year-old boy was suspected of possessing pornographic images, the figures show.
‘Exposure to extreme, sometimes sexually violent and degrading material is now only a few clicks away,’ says Jon Brown of the NSPCC. .
Whatever the true scale of the problem, it is peculiar that Jon Brown of the NSPCC failed to mention that the United Nations have recommended early sex education in schools which many schools have put in place. After all, the idea that children are being exposed to pornographic material at home or in the playground is merely speculation, whereas early sex education taking place in primary schools is a fact. Why does the NSPCC imply that children are not safe in their families at every opportunity?
The United Nations is recommending that children as young as five receive mandatory sexual education that would teach even pre-kindergarteners about masturbation and topics like gender violence.
The U.N.'s Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a 98-page report in June offering a universal lesson plan for kids ranging in age from 5-18, an "informed approach to effective sex, relationships" and HIV education that they say is essential for "all young people."
The U.N. insists the program is "age appropriate," but critics say it's exposing kids to sex far too early, and offers up abstract ideas — like "transphobia" — they might not even understand.
A sex education booklet targeted at six-year-olds in primary schools has angered parents' groups who claim it will rob children of their innocence.
The publication compiled by the former Family Planning Association, now called the fpa, is called 'Let's Grow with Nisha and Joe' includes pictures of a naked girl and boy and asks readers to label their private parts.
An initial print run has produced 50,000 copies and it is now being promoted to schools across the UK. The fpa has described the 12-page comic as a "gentle introduction" to the facts of life. But parents' groups said the information it contained was "too much, too young".