Australians have the right to access a sex ed service from a network set up by a charity.
The Sex Education Network (SEN) is based in the United States and Australia.
It is run by the Australian Centre for Human Rights.
“It’s not the right of a parent to send their child to the internet,” SEN president and CEO, Johnathan Wills said.
“We don’t want our children to be exposed to pornography, sexual violence or harassment.”
This network is a community-led, volunteer-run, community-funded program.
“Mr Wills says the service is open to Australians aged 13 and over and will offer children “access to an information network that will be available to all”.”
Children will have the opportunity to access the online tools, programs and information they need to learn how to navigate sexual and relationship issues in a safe and supportive environment,” SEN spokesperson Sarah Smith said.
The network is funded by the Sydney-based Helen Keller Foundation and the US-based National Council for the Family.”
The network aims to teach about the sexual and reproductive health issues that affect many Australians, while also helping those who need help to learn more about sexuality and relationships in a positive and compassionate way,” the group said in a statement.”SEN’s focus is on supporting the most vulnerable Australians, particularly women and children, while simultaneously addressing the real issues that people of all genders and sexualities face.
“The program is a result of an Australian-US partnership in which Helen Keller was awarded the US Humanitarian Award in 2015.
In 2016, the Australian government made a $20 million donation to the project.
It will operate from the US, but has also been set up in Canada and New Zealand.
It is expected to be available by 2020.
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