In response to the NSPCC's 'Keeping Children Safe' campaign, David said:
"Schools have a vital role to play in keeping children safe and should provide young people with a curriculum that equips them for adult life. The Government has legislated to make Relationships and Sex Education mandatory for all secondary school aged children, and Relationships Education for all primary school aged children, giving pupils the knowledge they will need to stay safe and develop healthy relationships.
This is especially important for this generation of young people, who are growing up with more access to technology and the internet than their parents and teachers. While the internet provides a range of valuable benefits, it also exposes young people to very real dangers. On top of protecting children from being able to access inappropriate material, steps are being taken to educate them about these dangers. The internet safety strategy was announced earlier this year which aims to make the UK the safest country in the world for children and young people to go online. More details about the strategy can be found on the below webpage:
Tackling all forms of abuse and exploitation of children by anyone is a priority of this Government. Ministers are continuing to reassess how police, social care and other agencies can work together to protect vulnerable children."
More information about the campaign can be found here.