In the MOPAC Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy you said:
"The nature of pornography has changed and it has become increasingly dominated by themes of aggression, power and control, blurring the lines between consent, pleasure and violence.
Schools have a fundamental role to play in helping children and young people understand the dangers of pornography as well as empowering them to question and challenge the sexualised nature of media and popular culture." (p.7)
You then committed to:
"Work with schools in London to develop and implement a "whole school" approach to VAWG and promote and disseminate learning.
• Work with OFSTED to integrate VAWG into their assessment framework to understand how schools are responding to and preventing VAWG.
• Bring the MPS and the London Safeguarding Children Board together to explore the changing landscape of social media to improve our understanding of the links between technology, social media and VAWG." (p.7)
Please could you update me on each of these bullet points as to:
i) How much funding was ring - fenced in the MOPAC budget on implementing these specific approaches in schools since 2013 per financial year?
ii) How much of this funding was actually spent on implementing the VAWG approach in schools since 2013 per financial year?
iii) What progress has been made in these specific areas of the VAWG strategy? Please give your most up to date actions and reports.
iv) Has any work been done specifically in schools in London to address the proliferate issue of pornography, and encouraging the understanding of healthy relationships in schools?