As children progress through school and come closer to adulthood, topics relating to sexual relationships become more prominent in PSHE. In this quiz, written for KS3 children in years 7, 8, and 9, we look at sexual consent and what the law says about this.
The word “consent” means agreeing to something. Sexual consent therefore means agreeing to take part in sexual activity with another. Before engaging in sexual activity gaining consent is a must. Without it you would be breaking the law and could spend time in prison.
As well as agreeing to take part, someone must also be fully aware and in control of their decisions. Having sex with someone who is unconscious, for example, would be illegal. They must also be at least 16 years of age to give consent.