The issue of consent is dominating headlines.

Below is a list of resources for parents looking for guidance about how to talk to their teenagers about consent.

Parent TV

This eight-minute video released by Parent TV, features Child and Adolescent Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and contains a good summary of the background to the current debate and practical examples of how to start the conversation with children.

Kids Helpline

This infographic is written directly for teens and covers consent and the legal implications of doing something without consent.

Raising Children Network

The Raising Children Network is funded by the Australian Government and its website contains parenting advice on all sorts of topics. There are a couple of useful articles for parents on the topic of teen relationships and consent:

Dr Justin Coulson

Author, father-of-six and parenting educator Dr Justin Coulson has written this blog about consent which has detailed advice for parents of children of all ages
He has also written in the past about teens and dating and how to guide them through it in this second blog.

Maggie Dent

Parenting educator Maggie Dent dealt with the topic of sex and consent and how to talk to your child about them in this episode of her popular Parental as Anything podcast in May 2020.


This article published by the ABC in 2017 contains some advice from an expert about how parents can lay the foundations of a child’s understanding of consent before the teenage years.