Concepts of Consent – Teaching Permission

It’s possible and arguably vital to teach our kids the basic concept of consent and permission in their early years development. Of course, this isn’t something that is related to sexual consent at this age but teaching them to respect boundaries and understand the importance of a “Yes” and a “No” will only help lay the foundation for a healthy grasp on the idea for the future, in adolescence and beyond. Everyone has the right to set a boundary, be it about their bodies, their possessions or their actions and  it’s a valuable lesson to teach and show our kids that these needed to be acknowledged and respected by both themselves and others.

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Girls On Screen – Stereotyping & Representation in film & TV

 

There is an ever growing plethora of new channels and shows available to kids on TV and online these days and children can often be very attached to or even fanatical about their favourite shows and characters. But are we really aware enough of what our kids are watching? Is it ok to just trust whatever’s on to entertain them in a safe and informed way?

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