A new guide for parents has been published by the Children's Commissioner on how to talk to children about online sexual harassment.
The guide includes tips from young people about how parents can open up earlier conversations about sexual harassment, nudes, sexualised bullying, photo editing, body image and peer pressure. Conversation starters are provided along with lists of organisations for further help and support.
Sex Education Forum response, 16 December 2021
The Children’s Commissioner for England has published an innovative and much-needed guide for parents and carers to have discussions with their children about sexual harassment.
The guide, which is in part built upon the experiences and voices of young people, provides adults with practical advice on how to navigate discussions with their own children.
The Sex Education Forum has today welcomed this new guide and called for the Department for Education to ensure it is widely shared with schools and gets in the hands of parents and carers across the country.