Nigerian Activist Presents 7 Ways To “Teach Your Children Consent Without Mentioning The ‘S’ Word”


Even though we live in 2022, it seems like even adults still have difficulty understanding the concept of consent. This is why it’s important to teach children the about consent from a young age – and we’re lacking in that area. Not only that it’s not part of the curriculum at schools, but parents also consider this an uncomfortable (and unnecessary) task, especially due to the fact that any discussion about consent would inevitably touch on the topic of intimate relationship.

Well, Lolo Cynthia is here to help. She’s a 25-year-old UNHCR Nigerian influencer who is dedicated to making a change in the way we teach young children consent, and she shared seven ways how to do so in a now very popular Twitter thread.

Without further ado, we invite you to check out the thread below.

Cynthia is very determined in her cause, and she believes we should all teach our children about consent, and why consent i simportant. The first step, and probably the most important one, is to teach your children to say NO, and this goes a long way. It’s not just about sexual consent, but it also applies in all relationship, including ones with friends, relatives, in school, anywhere else.

Source: Upworthy