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The town hall that asked 12-year-olds about their sex lives

The Daily Mail report the reaction to a survey of young people which has apparently gone to at least eight 12 year olds:

Some of the 45 questions asked how often and what alcohol the children drank and where, or whether they had taken illegal drugs.

Another said: “After drinking have you ever…” A choice of responses included, “passed out”, “had a hangover”, “damaged any property”, or “engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse”.

Others asked if respondents knew where they could get free condoms and the morning-after pill.

Mr Macey, who is a former chairman of governors at Sherwell Valley Primary School in Torquay, said that some of the questions were perfectly reasonable to ask of 15 or 16-year- olds. But they were not suitable for younger children. “It is a little inept,” he added.

“My view of 12-year-olds is that they do not want much to do with members of the opposite sex.

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