Review: How To Approach Sex Education | Sex education tips

Amy Forbes-Robertson is the co-founder of It Happens Education, the organization created to offer educational workshops on relationships and sex education.

They work with a range of ages and stages across the UK. Whether it’s puberty or porn, sexting or STIs, contraception or consent, festivals or the cool week you’re concerned about, It Happens Education is a great place to start. I listened to Amy at a sex and relationship seminar last year and immediately asked her to come on the podcast. She made the whole subject of sex education so easy and hassle-free and I read the cover of her book to cover the day it landed on my desk. It is a must-read book for any parent.

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For the past 15 years, Amy Forbes-Robertson (BA, MPhil, PGCE, QTS) has worked in education. During this time, Amy interacted with young people and their parents, caregivers and teachers; as a volunteer, project manager, community outreach worker, youth work, school principal and secondary teacher (KS3 and KS4).

Amy is also responsible for managing the Beacons project at the Hay Literature Festival. In addition, Amy has worked as an accredited trainer for the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations, providing teacher training in the UK and abroad.

Working alongside Alex Fryer, (formerly www.alexandrafryer.com), nurse and physician. They formed www.ithappens.education. Alex and Amy deliver sweet, age-appropriate messages on Relationships, Sexuality Education & Health (RSHE). In addition, they provide friendly and accurate information answering the many questions young people have about the body, babies, birth, puberty, body image, privacy, masturbation, pornography, pleasure, sex. sexting, delaying sexual activity, healthy relationships, LGBTQ + consent issues, STIS, contraception, festivals, sabbaticals and college. They pride themselves on their honesty and a good sense of humor, and their “outspokenness” has been well received by over 200 schools. They now have 4 lecturers delivering their work to schools across the country. Amy is increasingly in demand to speak at educational conferences and the company’s teacher training component is booming as it approaches statutory CSR.

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It Happens Education LLP also worked closely with “ The Sex Education Forum ” on their 2019 “ Countdown to Statutory RSE Conference ”, and also contributed to ongoing research projects to gather student opinions on relationships and sex education. Most recently, Alex and Amy have been conducting television and media counseling and counseling to explore the history of sex education in society with Spelthorne Community TV. 3 of these programs; “ Let’s Talk About Sex, ” aired on Channel 4 in early 2019 and was very well received. Currently ‘It Happens’ is developing a strong link with some of the big names in UK events and festivals and using their platform to increase knowledge and insight into the party scene so young people are more informed and capable understand sex / substances. and conversation on “harm reduction”.

Through her years of experience, Amy has an intrinsic understanding of the lives of children and adolescents. She has been closely involved in pastoral and safeguarding issues and knows the challenges young people face as they experience their own identity, friendships and relationships.

Amy supports the idea that providing young people with good information is vital. She believes in honestly talking about bodies, relationships, sex and their recreational life. Only then can we enable young people to feel more confident, to make more informed and safer choices…

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