LEARN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
Teaching young people how to navigate sexuality and affirmative consent to prevent sexual assault should not begin in college.
Affirmative and mutual consent should be taught from early on along with the birds and the bees. Students don’t know how to communicate regarding sex. They think that a smile, a look, a frown is enough to demonstrate affirmative consent or fear or refusal.
- One Love Foundation
- Project Rewind
- Encourage parents to invite programs like this into elementary and middle schools. Programs are adapted based on the age of the audience.
- These topics should also be discussed at home.
Everyone should be looking at the websites of their perspective universities and colleges. Is there information about Title IX/Sexual Misconduct readily accessible? What information is provided?
There are many schools, even to this day who buy in and others who (still) don’t buy in. Like any consumer, students need to know how their schools address sexual assault.