Consent for kids. This is you. Okay it doesn’t look exactly like you. But let’s say it’s you. This is your body. And you get to decide what you do with your body. No one else is entitled to tell you what to do with your body. Not your friends. Not strangers. Not adults you know. No one is entitled to decide what you do with YOUR body. Except you That’s called bodily autonomy by the way. And that is what consent is all about. Some people love to hug and some people hate hugs and each person gets to decide what they’re comfortable with. Can a hug loving person just start hugging someone at random? Nope. They need consent. How do people know if they have consent? They ask. Would you like a hug? Yes I would. Can I hold your hand? I’d rather not. Okay. If a person doesn’t say yes. Can I hug you? Umm I ahhhh Then they haven’t given their consent. It’s really pretty simple. Ask for consent listen to the answer. By the way if a person bribes someone or threatens someone to yes that’s not consent. Sometimes adults will try to tell a kid what to do with their body. Go kiss aunt Doris goodbye. But the kid still gets to decide. No thanks that makes me uncomfortable. I’ll just wave goodbye. Some things kids can’t consent to. They can’t enter into legal contracts. They can’t vote and they can’t consent to sexual stuff cause they’re kids. So if an adult does something that kids can’t consent to that’s not okay. The adult is wrong and it’s not the kid’s fault. And that is when it’s most important to tell a trusted adult like a techer. Why? Because it’s your body. And no one is entitled to tell you what to do with it.