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Wesley principal says parents must tackle ‘confronting’ topic of consent – The Age

Parents have just as much work to do as teachers to pierce the increasingly “private” worlds of teens and educate them about sexual consent, says school head.

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Teachers also require skill and sensitivity to create a safe space in the classroom and break down resistance or embarrassment about discussing sexual consent.
This is a tricky space to teach, Professor Keddie said. If you bring up issues of sexual harassment and consent, sometimes boys feel blamed and shamed, sometimes its uncomfortable for boys when they realise they might have been complicit and it can bring up counter-productive emotions.
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