For parents: How to speak to your kids about consent, sex and sexual assault.

Phyllis Fagell provides some useful tips about how to incorporate talks about sex and healthy relationships into daily conversations with your kids. You can watch the video or read the article.

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The Rainn Organization, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the U.S., has a number of suggestions about how to speak to children about sexual assault. Much like Phyllis Fagell, the Rainn Organization suggests initiating conversations with kids when they are young. Read the full article here.

To learn about further steps you can take to help protect your child from sexual assault or identify signs of child sexual abuse, see these Rainn resources.

The Huffington Post advocates talking to your children about consent and empowerment beginning as early as one year old. The conversation can mature as your children grow, but it’s important to teach them from and early age the importance of asking permission and using words like “no’ and “stop”. You can read the full article here.

Lisa Osherow similarly argues that creating a culture of consent begins with speaking to kids about sex. Watch her TEDx talk here.

We hope these resources offer parents a useful starting point in thinking about how to have productive conversations with kids about consent, sex and sexual assault. Please let us know if you found any of these resources particularly helpful!

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