Adolescent Reading Guide
The GERI books we’ve selected for young adult readers are good choices for teens to learn about consent. Before you start reading, here are some of the basics of consent. To download the Spanish version of the Reading Guide, click the button below.
What is Consent?
Consent is often mentioned when talking about sexual activity. But consent isn’t just about sex. Consent means that nobody has control of or the right to another person’s body or will. Consent is the boundaries that people form to stay comfortable in different situations. Respecting boundaries is a key way to building happy and healthy relationships that last.
Consent is a key part of having respectful and healthy relationships with anyone you know. Simply put, consent is giving someone permission to do something. But it is also so much more than that. When we talk about consent, we’re talking about the boundaries we have and want other people to respect.
Think of Consent Like Fries:
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Relationships aren’t just about the people we date or want to hook up with. They also include our families and friends.
This is the Teen Relationship Equality Wheel. It represents the foundations of a healthy relationship. This applies to all types of relationships, and each part of the wheel is built on another part. For example, trust cannot be formed without mutual respect. Mutual respect cannot happen if a person feels attacked or threatened.