Child abuse can take many forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual or a lack of love and attention through neglect. And it can happen to any child, in any family, in any place or online. Abuse often happens over a period of time, rather than as a one-off event, and can have a devastating effect on a child’s development and society as a whole. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can all play our part in preventing abuse. And we can all help a child who’s experienced abuse to get their life back on track.
PANTS is a national campaign produced by the NSPCC. Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.
P – Privates are private
A – Always remember your body belongs to you
N – No means No
T – Talk about secrets that upset you
S – Speak up someone can help
More information on PANTS is available online at www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule