London, September 21 : Boys as young as 11 in Britain would soon be taught about the consequences of becoming young fathers and the repercussions in failing to fulfil their parental responsibilities.
Following the changes in the national curriculum by various school departments, children will soon learn about the cost of child-care and the powers of the Child Support Agency (CSA).
They will also be made familiar with the laws against parents abandoning their offspring that can lead them to prosecution and probable jail terms.
The new Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) that has been given the legal task to educate the public about parental responsibilities, shall oversee the CSA.
"There needs to be something in the national curriculum to make children aware they will need to take financial responsibility for their children," TimesOnline quoted Janet Paraskeva, chair-woman of CMEC, as saying.
"We want to give children at a young age a good understanding of the financial commitment of becoming parents. It's important we do that at an early age," she added.