What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions
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What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions

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What is consent? Why does it matter? How does it affect our daily lives? Why is it such a grey area, sometimes? The concept of consent is easy to oversimplify - yes means yes, and no means no. Often, though, it isn't that black and white. Have you ever said 'yes' to something when, really, you wanted to say 'no'? Or have you ever tried to convince someone to do something they don't want to?

What is Consent? explores how consent works, and why it matters. It explains how consent plays a part in almost every interaction or relationship we have, and how it affects almost every area of life, from healthcare to the law. The book encourages children to think about what consent means to them, and about the importance of personal boundaries - both knowing your own, and respecting other people's. It talks about how to say no, and what to do if you feel your consent has been violated.

The book also includes contributions from people such as David Bartlett, chief executive of the White Ribbon campaign, and Zara Todd, a youth worker and activist, about what consent means to them.

Broad and far-reaching, and simultaenously gentle and accessible, this is an important book, vital for giving young readers the necessary understanding to build and develop healthy relationships.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 185 x 244 x 6mm | 160g
  • Wayland
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1526300923
  • 9781526300928
  • 49,355

Table of contents

1: Introducing consent
2: What is consent?
3: My views on consent: Yas Necati
4: My views on consent: Louise Spilsbury
5: Your body, your choice
6: My views on consent: Zara Todd
7: Under pressure
8: My views on consent
9: Recognising consent
10: My views on consent: David Bartlett
11: Types of consent
12: My views on consent: Hibo Wardere
13: Consent and the law
14: My views on consent: Jack Fletcher
15: What if I didn't consent?
16: What do you think?
17: Useful information
18: Glossary
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Well written and an excellent starting point for further discussion * Parents in Touch * In a clear straightforward manner, this book explores how consent works, and why it matters * Parents in Touch *
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About Yas Necati

Yas Necati is a London-based campaigner, writer, editor and full-time patriarchy-smasher. She co-founded the Campaign4Consent, has campaigned alongside the Daily Telegraph for better sex education in schools, and was part of the successful No More Page 3 campaign, too. Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.
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