Why It’s Never Too Early to Talk About Consent

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Reading time: 5 minutes

Suitable for: Families of primary-age children

When is the right time to talk about consent? We often hear the word “consent” used with older children first starting intimate relationships. But consent is about so much more than this.

It’s not something we just need to teach our teenagers. In fact, the earlier you have conversations about consent, the better.

 

What does consent actually mean?

Think of consent as giving permission for someone to do something. School-aged children can learn to seek permission in all their relationships, with friends, family and other adults. Consent is part of creating trusting and positive relationships.

 


 

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