16 May 2023
Understanding consent as a concept is essential to everyday life and relationships for people of all ages - and it often has nothing to do with sexual intimacy. Consent exists in every interpersonal context, like in the playground as kids learn to negotiate mutually enjoyable games to play, respecting others’ boundaries or managing disappointment when someone says no.
Consent education encourages children to think about what makes for respectful attitudes and behaviour. We can - and need to - create a positive consent culture where children and young people immediately think to ask: “Is everyone safe? Is this a safe space for others? Do I feel safe?”
Download more information here: Consent Conversations with Kids.