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General secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) calls for inquiry into misogyny among young men in UK

 

The General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) has called for an independent inquiry into misogyny among young men in UK, whilst also criticising the government for failing to tackle the issue of sexism and its spread online among children.

Speaking at the NEU’s annual conference in Bournemouth last week, Daniel Kebede, Leader of the largest education trade union, has called for an independent inquiry into the rise of sexism and misogyny among boys and young men, saying it should not be left to parents and schools to police. Of particular concern is the ease at which pupils can access aggressive and hardcore pornography on their phones.

 

“I’ve worked with young girls who have been victims of really, really significant acts of misogyny on more than one occasion, who have experienced abuse, violence, sexual assault, and that is being fuelled by a culture of misogyny and sexism that is in turn being fuelled by what young boys and young men can access on their smartphones.”

“The government need to actually take on big tech if we’re being honest. Big tech have to take some responsibility and be regulated, and accept regulation, and ensure that young people can’t access these really aggressive, dangerous things on their phones.”

Daniel Kebede, General secretary of the National Education Union (NEU)

 

Mr Kebede goes on to express his view that the government is failing to tackle issue of misogyny and sexism and its spread online among children.

“It’s a problem that I think that government has completely failed to intervene in. There has been no real regulation and it is causing a huge issue in our schools. There’s no doubt about that.”

A lot of schools are reporting significant challenges around this issue, especially since the rise of figures like Andrew Tate, and the education community clearly need more support.


Education Conferences UK are running two training events for schools that focus on this very issue.

 

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Addressing Misogyny and Sexism in Schools 2024  |  Monday 1st July 2024

Click here for more information

 

VIRTUAL HALF-DAY MASTERCLASS

Working with Boys to Tackle Misogyny in Schools |  Monday 10th June 2024

Click here for more information

 

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