Amid #MeToo movement, consent is added sex education classes

ATLANTA (AP) – The national dialogue about sexual assault and harassment is making its way into Georgia schools.

Against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, Georgia students are hearing more about consent in sex education classes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a new Georgia law requires districts to educate kindergarten through ninth-grade students about sexual abuse and prevention.

The Atlanta-based publisher of an abstinence-focused curriculum used by more than 30 Georgia school districts plans to introduce an expanded lesson with more specifics about what does and does not constitute sexual consent.

In Clayton County Public Schools, just south of Atlanta, health and physical education coordinator Paul Scott says officials there decided several weeks ago that consent was something they needed to talk about in schools.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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