Let's talk PANTS

Today in assembly, we talked about the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule (PANTS).

During our discussions we taught pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. We taught 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 introduced a range of ideas, all delivered in a way that was fully age appropriate.
These included:

  • “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.

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 Cranbrook Education Campus, more information can be found at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

The following leaflet has been produced to help you consolidate the talk PANTS assembly at home: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-guide-for-parents.pdf

A more detailed parent guide can be found here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/pants/pants-2018/pants-parents-guide-online.pdf

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Mr S Farmer- Head of Campus