A member of the British Polling Council, The Sky Data, has recently published results of its latest research. Topic of that survey was depicting of LGBTI relationships in schoolbooks for children from the age of four. Besides, one of the questions in the poll wasdo you think LGBT lessons should be compulsory. Results became surprising to many.
According to the research, 53% of British citizens believe that children in elementary school should be given an opportunity to know more about same-sex relationships and gender-diverse families. 31% of the respondents expressed their abhorrence and disagreed with such an approach, while only 16% reported they are uncertain what’s best for the children.
Lately in the UK we have witnessed a lively national debate among parents, pupils and school faculties whether it is necessary to teach LGBT issues in school. And survey from The Sky Data included this question. According to the results, majority of British people were unsure whether LGBT issues should be raised in schools. Roughly one in four believeeducational institutions should implement LGBTI lessons starting from elementary school and about 29% of the respondents clearly voiced the idea that parents of pupils should be able to opt out.It should be also noted that government of the United Kingdom adopted and announced its decision to make relationship education compulsory for all schoolsin the country from September 2020.
Bestselling children’s book author, Olly Pike, applied himself to enlightenment of LGBT theme in his works. The famous writer said: “Children’s books are stories that stay with you forever. There are so many quotes I remember from storybooks, because they are so simple. Lessons from children’s storybooks stay with us and help children to navigate in life, know what is right and wrong, learn to defend their opinion and resist challenges in life.”