NSPCC - Talk Pants
On Monday, next week, we will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in Assembly. During this time we will aim to teach our pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. We will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule, using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which is like a green cross code for staying safe from sexual abuse.
PANTS stands for:
Privates are private
Always remember your body belongs to you
No means no
Talk about secrets that upset you
Speak up, someone can help
The assembly will be delivered in a way that’s fully age appropriate. This includes:
“appropriate” and “inappropriate” touching
your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or uncomfortable
who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.
Reception children will have this message delivered to them as a year group in the classroom with their class teachers.
If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with Merley First School, more information can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule.