Earlier this year, The Department for Education announced that sex and relationships education (SRE) would be made compulsoryacross all schools in England.

As part of making SRE compulsory, The Department for Education is also reviewing the guidelines which have not been updated for 18 years. They are asking parents and young people for content advice to ensure it covers modern day issues, according to the BBC.

The drive to update the current guidelines comes from figures collected by BBC Panorama which showed a rise in the number of sexual assaults by children.

Monitoring technologies can also be used in schools to help support and safeguard students. NetSupport DNA’s Safeguarding module is particularly helpful in providing not only a means for staff to safeguard their students, but also allows students to report any concerns they have about themselves or their friends in confidence.