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High School: Consent

Teaching our kids that everyone has the right to say what happens to their own body is one of the most important lessons we can teach. Modeling both that we will ask their permission before touching and that we will respect their answer is a great first step. 

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Ways High Schools Teach Rape Culture

In recent years, campaigns like Emma Sulkowicz' Columbia thesis "Carry That Weight" — in which Sulkowitz carried the dorm mattress on which she was allegedly raped around campus — and "Unacceptable Acceptance Letters" — videos and ads of fake college acceptance letters warning high school seniors about the realities of college sexual assault — have increased awareness about rape culture at colleges and universities. But rape culture doesn't begin in college, and its earlier iterations are discussed far less frequently.

How to practice safe sexting

Sexting, like anything that's fun, runs its risks — but a serious violation of privacy shouldn't be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education, offering practical solutions for how individuals and tech companies can protect sensitive (and, ahem, potentially scandalous) digital files.

It's Not 'Cute' When Dads Threaten My Son For Dating Their Daughter

There's a story in the news this week about how a well-meaning father took pictures with his arms around his daughter's Homecoming date, mimicking the couple's pose. A comment was later added, and the picture posted on social media.

Meet the 13-Year-Old Girls Changing the Sexual Consent Conversation

Most parents who ask their kids about their middle school projects probably get an earful on dioramas of the planetary system or poster boards on Charlemagne―but not Tessa Hill's or Lia Valente's parents. Instead, they learned about how their 13-year-old daughters were busy making a documentary about rape culture for an eighth grade assignment.

The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21

Consent is everything! Here are some helpful tips--a LOT of them-- for kids ages 1-21! Check it out...

Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug Anyone (Yes, Including a Relative) – Here Are 7 Reasons Why

What do you mean my child shouldn't be forced to hug anyone? Not even their own grandparents? James St. James explains in this insightful article why not forcing your child to hug anyone is important and helps encourage healthy boundaries at an early age.

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