Interesting... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8378341.stm I personally am not overly impressed by the arguments of parents who want their children shielded because they view this as objectionable content. Blah, blah, blah, these are the same parents who don't want their children exposed to what racists do, who don't want their children to know how to have sex responsibly, etc, etc, etc. OTOH it seems like a crowded curriculum and I wonder what evidence exists that it might be effective. I wonder also if some of the content more like what women's studies has developed that is intermeshed into discussion of different areas (the sociobiology of domestic violence, discussing this kind of issue in the context of history classes and in the context of literature classes, etc) woven into the curriculum might not be more meaningful. I also wonder to what extent education helps... there is a tremendous amount of isolation that sustains domestic violence, certainly. People stay in domestic violence situations because they don't believe they can live in a world without it, because they don't know who will help them, don't know who to call, don't know where to go, etc. But I also don't know that much about the specifics of what the UK PSHE curriculum looks like.