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Parents 'under pressure' to explain relationships to children

Parents feel pressurised to explain sex and relationships to their children at an increasingly younger age, research has shown. A survey by for AVG Technology has found parents explaining adult relationships to seven-year-olds.

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70% of children given facts of life 'by age 11'

Seven out of 10 British children have had a frank discussion with their parents by the age of 11, a survey has found.

The AVG Technology survey found:

  • The conversation consists of sex, puberty and pornography.
  • Most parents plan to have the chat about adult topics including pornography, sex and puberty by the time their kids are 10-years-old.
  • Some 42% of parents did not have the same discussion with their mum and dad.
  • But 97% said they plan to have it with their kids.

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