WHY TEACH ABOUT CONSENT?
Communication, respect, and honesty are the building blocks of healthy relationships, and consent is about all those things.
When we talk with children and teens about consent, we help them learn how to express what they want and don’t want. We give them tools to express their limits. We teach them that they deserve to be treated in a respectful way.
Teaching consent also means teaching teens that it is jus t as important to respect the limits and wishes of others. We teach them that their friends have a right to say “no” or “yes” and have that be respected.
ASK. LISTEN. RESPECT. FACILITATOR DISCUSSION GUIDE
Use the VIDEO and FACILITATOR DISCUSSION GUIDE to spark conversations with teens about respectful relationships, the importance of consent, and how teens can ask for and give consent in their friendships and dating relationships. Share as much as you like; in return, we ask that you have your group members complete this PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK FORM. Once completed, please enter the combined results into this simple online DATA COLLECTION TOOL.