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Relationship education - what's most important to learn about?
The Mix recently teamed up with the relationship support charity OnePlusOne and carried out an online survey to seek views from young people and parents about relationship education in schools.
The survey results found that relationship education is seen as important by both young people and parents. Young people feel it's important to explore different types of relationships, not just romantic relationships and the impact these relationships can have on themselves.
Young people agreed that they want to learn about abusive relationships (84.0%), how relationships can affect mental health (78.7%) and how to get out of a bad relationship (76.9%), but not from their parents; whereas parents' preference is to be the first port of call for teaching their children about relationships.
Which of these areas do you feel is most important to learn about and why?
If you're interested, you can read more about the survey results here.
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