“Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) is developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviour which is displayed by children and young people and which may be harmful or abusive. It can be displayed towards younger children, peers, older children or adults. It’s harmful to the children and young people who display it, as well as those it is directed towards.”
NSPCC briefing (2017)
A Young People’s Guide to Making Positive Relationships Matter
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
• Developed with young people for young people
• An online guide with equality, diversity, children’s rights and social justice at its heart
• Supports your right to speak out about and change things that matter to you
Activities to Start a Conversation About Gender Inequality and Gender Based Violence in the Classroom
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
An engaging introductory lesson exploring the definition of gender based violence and highlighting some key experiences including public sexual harassment, upskirting and victim blaming.
Let’s Talk About Porn
Key Stage 4
This teaching resource lesson plan is designed to help teachers and facilitators educate young people about pornography, specifically online. Created by Carmel Glassbrook (lead practitioner for the Professionals Online Safety Helpline) this . . .
Concerned about a child or young person’s sexual behaviour?
Are you concerned about a young person or child’s sexual behaviour around other children? Does a child you know do or say things you feel are inappropriate or that make you uncomfortable? Has a child you know taken sexual exploration too far? Or do you know a child with sexual behaviour problems online?
Harmful sexual behaviour
Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) is developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviour displayed by children and young people which is harmful or abusive. Peer-on-peer sexual abuse is a form of HSB where sexual abuse takes place between children of a similar age or stage of development.
Harmful sexual behaviour in schools training (eLearning)
Are you aware of the differences between healthy sexual behaviours and those which are of concern? Do you know what to do if a child or young person has experienced sexual harassment and abuse or is displaying sexualised behaviour? Get the knowledge and skills you need to recognise, report and record sexualised behaviour concerns with our elearning courses for primary or secondary schools.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service
The support service is available for anyone in England working with children and young people, particularly, designated safeguarding leads within primary and secondary schools and alternative provision. Support is also available to early years provision, colleges and wider safeguarding professionals (including police, social workers and health care professionals). If children within your care have been displaying or are affected by specific incidents of Harmful Sexual Behaviour, the support service can provide initial support and signpost to further resources and advice.
Teens and Online Dating – Advice for Parents
The digital world is shaping the way young people develop their relationships on and offline. If used correctly, it can be a great tool to establish and maintain healthy relationships. For young people, when it comes to dating online it isn’t just about dating apps. It’s about how relationships develop on social media and through private messaging.
The A-Z of Consent
The A-Z of Consent is free to download and share. The Consent Coalition is a group of organisations within Nottingham who are working together to raise awareness of the importance of consent, banish myths about rape and sexual violence, and encourage survivors and victims to access support and report any sexual violence.