5 Everyday Ways To Teach Your Kids About Consent by Lisa McCrohan (upworthy.com)
Psychotherapist-written article discussing easy ways to approach consent with children
6 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Consent by Lara Rutherford-Morrison (bustle.com)
6 assessable talking points on consent with kids
A Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey conducted this year revealed that college students and recent grads are seriously confused about consent, with 40 percent believing that unspoken action can indicate consent, and 40 percent believing…
Consent and Sexual Assault (teentalk.ca)
FAQ on consent basics in Canada
When it comes to sexual activity and sex, you have the right to decide when you do it, where you do it, and how you do it. For any sexual activity to happen, everyone needs to consent, or say yes, willingly and freely. Another way to think about consent is that only yes means yes.…
How To Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent (Audie Cornish, Charlie Kuhn and Rosalind Wiseman, NPR)
Short podcast discussing how to approach consent with teen boys
Given recent stories about violence against college women, what should parents say to college-age sons? NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author Rosalind Wiseman about guiding boys through adolescence.
How to Talk to Kids About Sex and Consent by Mary Cathryn Ricker (Ms. Magazine)
Looking at consent from the US justice system
In the wake of the St. Paul’s School verdict, I want to talk about rape and responsibility. Rape is not new. Our reaction to it, though, has been evolving. In the last few years, we’ve seen a meaningful shift in the way sexual assault is discussed. That hasn’t happened on its own; the changes are…
How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent by Katrina Clark (Toronto Star)
Article on the importance of discussing consent from an early age
It's never too early to teach kids about healthy sexuality and personal responsibility, say Toronto educators.
How To Talk To Your Son About Date Rape by Sherri Kuhn (SheKnows Canada)
Defining sexual assault, understanding respectful boundaries, and recognizing dangerous situations
Boys need to know the consequences of sexual assault. Mike Domitrz, of The Date Safe Project, shares tips for talking to your son about date rape.
How to Teach Consent to Kids in 5 Simple Steps by Michelle Dominique Burke (Everyday Feminism)
The importance of teaching consent early, and accessible strategies
Talking about consent isn't always easy, and having these conversations with children can be even harder. Because it can seem so overwhelming, many adults shy from teaching kids about boundaries and consent in a comprehensive way. But here's what you need to know about why it's so important to teach consent in an ongoing process,…
My Teen Boys Are Blind To Rape Culture by Jody Allard (Washington Post)
Article on how to raise awareness of rape culture in teen males
I've told my sons why dismantling rape culture is so important to me, but they will never truly understand how survivors of it feel.
Raising Boys: How To Teach Consent by Leah Birnbaum (Huffington Post Canada)
"Do you want to be hugged?" Simple strategies for teaching consent to young boys
Speaking of Psychology: How To Talk To Teen Boys About Dating And Sex with Andrew Smiler and Audrey Hamilton (American Psychological Association)
Podcast interview with Andrew Smiler discussing responsible relationships
Andrew Smiler, PhD, talks about his new book, a guide aimed at teen boys, in which he challenges the “myth of manhood,” and gives advice and tips on how to encourage boys to become sexually responsible and mature in their relationships.
Talk to Your Son About Consent – He Might Listen! By Adam Gilad (The Good Men Project)
Strategies for comfortably discussing consent with teens
Teaching Kids About Consent by Lynn Schreiber (Jump! Parents)
Discussing consent from toddlers to teens
Teaching Our Sons Not to Rape by Kathryn Stamoulis Ph.D. (Psychology Today)
Practical discussion points for teen boys
This Is How You Teach Kids About Consent by Joanna Schroeder (The Good Men Project)
Practical tips on teaching consent from ages 1-21
We hope parents and educators find this list of action items and teaching tools helpful, and that together we can help create a generation of children who have less rape and sexual assault in their lives.
25 Everyday Examples of Rape Culture by Shannon Ridgway (everydayfeminism.com)
Easy to follow introduction to popular examples of rape culture
Chances are, you've heard the term "rape culture." But do you know how rape culture actually shows up? These examples make it crystal clear.
Joe Biden Says It’s On Men To End Rape Culture (refinery29.com)
Interview with former US Vice President Joe Biden about men's responsibility to help end rape culture
Refinery29 had a chance to ask Biden about rape culture, shifting cultural norms, and how women can continue to fight the good fight in the age of Trump.
6 Ways We Accidentally Teach Our Kids Rape Culture by Joanna Schroeder (babble.com)
List of common ways parents accidentally reinforce rape culture
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The Consensual Project (theconsensualproject.com)
Partnership of high schools and universities to raise awareness of consent and related issues