Talking about sexual harassment with your child can feel tricky. But it’s important to make space for open and honest conversations. This can help your child understand what’s acceptable and how to keep themselves safe.
Sexual harassment includes:
Anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment. They can be any age, gender, ethnicity or sexuality.
Sexual harassment can happen at school or out in the community. It can also take place online via social media. This can be difficult to think about. But understanding the situation can help you support your child.
Examples of sexual harassment include:
Find moments to speak to your child and help them understand. Talk to your child about what’s acceptable behaviour. Explain what’s not. Depending on the age of your child, you might find it helpful to speak about consent.
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