This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Petition Introduce mandatory self-defence classes into UK secondary schools

I propose that the UK Government introduces mandatory self-defence classes, or a self-defence programme, into the Physical Education (P.E.) part of the curriculum in secondary schools to equip children with the skills they need to defend themselves against an attacker.

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Children of today are regularly facing the threat of assault in a range of scenarios from bullying within schools to street abductions. I feel it is incredibly important to start equipping children with key self-defence skills in order to defend themselves against an attack effectively – without putting themselves in further danger. UK self-defence law should be taught as part of any self-defence classes or programmes introduced into schools; to prevent self-defence being used inappropriately.

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