Some basics about consent:
- It is the responsibility of a person initiating a sexual act to obtain consent, regardless of gender.
- Consent is an ongoing process of people agreeing to what they are doing together.
- This means that it can be changed at any time–consent to one activity, is not consent to another.
- It is the presence of a ‘yes,’ not the absence of a ‘no.’
- It can be both verbal and nonverbal. But verbal check-ins help alleviate any confusion.
- If there is not consent, it is sexual assault, and sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.
These resources may be useful in talking to children about consent:
Love is Respect Blog: http://www.loveisrespect.org/healthy-relationships/what-consent/
The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/families/the-healthy-sex-talk-teaching-kids-consent-ages-1-21/
Teen Health Source http://teenhealthsource.com/sex/sconsent/
What do consent and tea have in common? Check it out here. (Caution, mature language!)
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Published on May 13, 2015
Script – Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess … Animation – Rachel Brian … VO – Graham Wheeler
How to talk about consent–what is it? How do I consent? How do I work with my partner on their consent? Use our short video to cover the basics of this important concept.