In the great tradition of small books on large topics, Teaching Consent tells the stories of children, teens, teachers, and educators in consent and respectful relationship classes.
Jane Gilmore has been writing and speaking about domestic and sexual violence for over a decade. Now she is working with Deanne Carson, who spent that same decade teaching consent, body safety, and respectful relationships to children and young people from Early Childhood through to Year 12.
This book is the result of their collaboration. Blending memoir, expertise, hilarious anecdotes, and poignant stories from teachers and students, this window into classrooms and schoolyards is a must read for any parent.
“Consent is an everyday word that, if it’s embedded young, becomes an unthinking empathetic and considerate approach to any interaction with other people. When little children grow up with this, they need very little help taking it into sexual relationships when they’re older.”
Teaching Consent describes how we educate children, young and old, about sex, consent, respect, social media, pornography, bullying, sexuality, and gender diversity. It explains why this education is so crucial, how the experts manage different needs and age groups, and the pressure on teachers, families, and students to get this done and get it done right.