7-year-olds asked if they are transgender or non-binary on survey of 59 schools, no parental consent required

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A survey from the school council in Aberdeen, Scotland, surveyed the 59 schools in its district asking students as young as 7 if they "identify as" non-binary or transgender, according to LBC.

The students were in what the Scottish school system calls P5 and P6, which refer to education levels/grades in the country. The system goes from P1 to P7 and then S1 to S6 for older grades.

The children surveyed were not required to have a parent or guardian present, nor did the school system seek parental permission to have the children answer the questions.

Of the 32 seats on the Aberdeen city council, 32 are by controlled the Scottish National Party and the Scottish Labour Party. The SNP, which controls 15, is a separatist party that seeks to leave the United Kingdom and rejoin the European Union. The Labour Party, with 17 seats, is a "democratic socialist" party.

A spokesperson for the Aberdeen council made a point to say in a statement that the children have the opportunity to opt out.

"All children in P5-S6 were given the opportunity to participate in a physical wellbeing survey. Like all other surveys, young people have the option to opt out of this process before or during the activity."... (Read more)