Talking The Talk Healthy Conversations Episode 27: About Kit and Arlo: Consent Book Webinar

podcast Jun 17, 2022


The issue of consent teaching has made headlines recently, culminating in the government’s announcement that consent education will be compulsory in Australian schools from 2023. Kit and Arlo Find a Way: Teaching consent to 8–12 year olds by author-educators Ingrid Laguna and Vanessa Hamilton (1 June 2022), is a unique book that illustrates what excellence in consent education in the upper primary years looks like.

In a compelling and relatable story by acclaimed children’s novelist Ingrid Laguna, Kit and Arlo Find a Way explores situations that students in Years 3–6 may face every day while navigating school, home life and friendships.

The narrative touches upon key concepts in the complex area of consent – informed by the expertise of renowned sexuality and consent educator Vanessa Hamilton – raising discussion points that teachers can use in-class to facilitate and ignite open conversations with students.

The result is a powerful and practical resource for teachers that aims to equip students, in an age-appropriate way, with the skills and behaviours that will enable them to build respectful relationships throughout their lives.