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Yvette Cooper To Say Dangers Of 'Revenge Porn' Should Be Taught At School

19/08/2015 11:18 BST | Updated 19/08/2015 11:59 BST

Teenagers should be taught about the dangers of “revenge porn” while in school, Labour leadership hopeful Yvette Cooper will say today as she unveils a five-point plan to champion women’s equality.

Ms Cooper, the Shadow Home Secretary, will call for children to receive compulsory sex education from the age of seven - it currently starts at age 11 - as part of combatting rising violence in teenage relationships.

A source close to Ms Cooper said young people should be taught about the risks of sharing images of themselves online and the impact it can have on their lives.

Teaching for those in primary schools would be “age appropriate” and focus on relationship issues, her campaign team added.

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Her proposals include a new Equalities Act, a protest-free buffer zone around abortion clinics, free universal childcare for some children and a “proper” Living Wage.

In a speech tonight, she is expected to say: "David Cameron won't use the f-word. I will. I always have. I'm proud to be feminist. And I want Labour to be championing women’s equality again for the future.

"And for me, feminism is about equality for all. It’s not about expecting women to change and live men’s lives. Nor is it about excluding men, or dividing women from each other. My feminism will always be inclusive, positive, and about all of us not just some.

"It’s about changing our economy and society completely, so that both women and men have greater equality, greater opportunity and greater freedom. Putting family at the heart of our economy too - something we've never done before."