This is fundamental for our vision to end sexual violence. One of our goals as an organization is to create consent education for tiny humans. Keep the conversation about consent, autonomy and boundaries active and present in your daily conversations with each other and tiny humans.
"Young children can be taught the concept that "not everything in the world is available to you," right up to informed and ongoing consent, meaning that just because someone allows a kiss once doesn't mean they will again or will allow further activity, in the higher grades, Roffman says.
"When we postpone, put off these conversations, even the beginning conversations with young chidlren in schools, what we are essentially saying to them is adults are not available to you around these issues, and that's the worst of all possible messages," she says.