A recent petition circulated by school girl Chanel Contos from Sydney called for schools to provide better consent education, and to do so much sooner.
In the petition, which has been signed by more than 5,000 individuals since Thursday, Contos writes that her school
“… provided me with life changing education on consent for the first time in year 10. However, it happened too late and came with the tough realisation that amongst my friends, almost half of us had already been raped or sexually assaulted by boys from neighbouring schools.”
So, what’s the core data young people need to know about consent? And is the curriculum in Australia set up to teach it?