Submitted by Elaine Williams on Thursday 12th January 2023
Published on Monday 16th January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 16th July 2023
Current Signatures: 12
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Increase the age of consent for sexual activity from 16 to 18
We are asking for the legal age of consent to change from 16 to 18 as at 16 we believe people are not mature enough to make choices about engaging in sexual activity, and may not be able to recognise when someone is trying to take advantage of them.
We believe this could help protect vulnerable young people from being taken advantage of.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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