Playlist - Consent laws & rights

Learning objectives and key messages

Learning objectives

  • Know the laws related to consent in relation to physically intimate encounters and online behaviours such as sharing of images and where to seek accurate information, advice and support.
  • Understand that consent is a complex area and it is each individual’s responsibility within the situation to ensure they are being clear about whether they are giving and receiving consent from the others involved.
  • Propose practical and realistic ways to behave ethically in relationships to ensure all encounters are consensual.
  • Identify cues in real-life situations and practical and realistic ways to communicate when consent is and isn't being given.

  • Know the laws related to consent in relation to physically intimate encounters and online behaviours such as sharing of images and where to seek accurate information, advice and support.
  • Understand that consent is a complex area and it is each individual’s responsibility within the situation to ensure they are being clear about whether they are giving and receiving consent from the others involved.
  • Propose practical and realistic ways to behave ethically in relationships to ensure all encounters are consensual.
  • Identify cues in real-life situations and practical and realistic ways to communicate when consent is and isn't being given.

  • There are strict laws around who can give consent and how consent is given and it is an individual’s responsibility to ensure they have full consent.
  • If someone is too intoxicated or affected by other substances to drive, then they are unable to give or gain consent.
  • If a person says ‘yes’ but they were too frightened to say no, then it is not consent.
  • When dealing with situations or issues about consent it’s always important to double check that you are reading it right.
  • Having the skills to understand, give and receive consent can help people to have safe and respectful relationships.

Key messages

  • There are strict laws around who can give consent and how consent is given and it is an individual’s responsibility to ensure they have full consent.
  • If someone is too intoxicated or affected by other substances to drive, then they are unable to give or gain consent.
  • If a person says ‘yes’ but they were too frightened to say no, then it is not consent.
  • When dealing with situations or issues about consent it’s always important to double check that you are reading it right.
  • Having the skills to understand, give and receive consent can help people to have safe and respectful relationships.
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