Why is it important to teach kids about consent? Because consent, fundamentally, is about respect. It is a concept that can be taught to kids as young as toddlers. By teaching your kids about consent they learn how to respect the boundaries of others, and the significance of saying “no.” You’re also laying the foundation for healthy relationships they will get to make in the future. When you teach consent, your kids will be empowered, because their choices and feelings are heard. At the same time, they will also learn how to respect others’ choices.
Start them young! Here are simple ways you can teach your kids about consent.