Consent should be taught in schools regularly and starting from a young age.

Consent should be taught in schools regularly and starting from a young age.

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Chloe Checkers started this petition to South Middle School

I am making a positive change by starting a petition to incorporate teaching consent into children’s lives. I am doing this because according to Planned Parenthood, women have a clearer understanding of what actually constitutes consent, and have less misconceptions about sexual assault. Also, out of the parents Planned Parenthood surveyed, they talked with their daughters more than their sons about how to avoid and say no to sexual activities, and how to reduce the risk of being sexually assaulted.

But, teaching consent shouldn’t be a one time event. In fact, Harvard.edu explains that teaching consent at younger ages is less about sexuality, and more about boundaries and possessions. Harvard.edu also explains that teaching younger children about consent can build stronger relationships with their classmates, as well as protect them from child predators. These are very important things to start learning about at young ages.

I believe that everyone should have the same amount of understanding about consent, and I find it very unfair that women have to be afraid and change what they do everyday, when it would be easier to educate everyone on what consent means. Also i believe that by starting to educate all children at young ages, by the time they are older, they will have a clear understanding of what consent truly means.

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