| NSW Department of Education
Have Your Say! Parent and carer survey on consent education – open now
Consent is saying yes to something happening or agreeing to do something freely, without fear, force or pressure.
Past and present students across the state are calling for better consent education.
A recent petition by former Sydney student Chanel Contos led to thousands of young people sharing their stories of witnessing or experiencing sexual harassment, abuse and violence among young people. This sparked calls for earlier and better consent education for students.
The NSW Department of Education (Department) has committed to working together with parents to improve consent education.
We would like to hear your views. Please tell us what you think by completing the following short anonymous parent survey: Consent education survey Consent education survey link.
This survey is available in English and 10 other languages and will take less than 10 minutes to complete. It will help the Department understand what parents and carers know about consent education in schools today, and what kinds of resources will help them to talk about consent with their children and young people at home.
The overall results will be shared on the following NSW Department of Education website later this year: Consent education website.
The Department wants to hear from parents and carers of NSW public school students from all communities. Together, we can help our children and young people form healthy relationships.