There will be a core of at least 10 specially-selected teachers in each school to teach sexuality education and they must be comfortable teaching the subject and have rapport with students.

More importantly, they must practise mainstream values that are aligned with MOE.

These include the family as a basic unit of society and abstinence as the best option to encourage youths to defer sex until marriage.


The revamp was driven by a need to respond to teenagers engaging on social media and the Internet, thus being more exposed, or subjected to non-mainstream views on sex, and are reaching puberty earlier than in the past, MOE's Guidance Branch deputy director Grace Ng said.

Teachers must practise mainstream values aligned with MOE, such as the family as a basic unit of society.

Relationships and dating to be taught earlier, from Primary 5.

Awareness of sexually transmitted infections to be raised.

More focus on social and emotional skills, and how to navigate social networking sites safely.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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