Consent Education

SafeBAE’s mission is to provide comprehensive Consent Education to students, educators, and caregivers. We know that without proper information and discussion about consent, starting at an early age, we are failing this generation.

CONSENT:

permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.

Message from SafeBAE

We support consent education being mandated in all 50 states to be taught in K-12 schools, in age-appropriate levels. We provide extensive materials to do so, through our BAE Training, so that older students can work to teach younger students. This training is also fully available to adult educators as well.

We encourage you to support legislation that enables improved school safety, Title IX implementation, updated sexual misconduct policies and supports comprehensive consent education. We will be advocating for the support of the following bills:

Stop Sexual Harassment in K–12 Act” introduced by Representative Casten of Illinois

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Harassment in Schools Act of 2020” introduced by Representative Meng of New York

Ways to begin teaching consent from a young age can include:

  1. Giving toddlers the option to greet adults in ways other than hugs (blowing a kiss, waving hello, saying hi, etc.) This is teaching them body autonomy which will serve them throughout their lives.
  2. Teachers can provide options of ways for elementary students to be greeted
  3. Avoid using made up words for their anatomy so that they understand there is no shame in those words and they can correctly express if someone is inappropriate with them.

As students progress in age, we provide age appropriate lessons in learning about consent throughout the years. Please visit our materials and peer educator resources to learn more.