Talking To Your Teen About Consent

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Reading time: 10 minutes

Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children

Are you worried about talking to your teen about consent? Perhaps you’re concerned you’ll ruin your child’s innocence, frighten them, or do you feel embarrassed to talk about sex with them?

In fact, consent isn’t just about sexual activity. It’s a part of creating trusting and positive relationships with everyone, including friends and family.  

We’ll look at:

  • What we mean by consent
  • Teaching your child to respect choices
  • Sex and consent
  • How to have these hard conversations with your child
  • Where to get further help

At the end, you'll find nine ideas to help you have these conversations with your child. But let's start by finding out more about what consent actually means.




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