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What is consent?

Consent has become something we should talk about more openly. Talking about it develops an awareness and a responsibility towards actions with others. Using these resources discuss sexual, digital and parental consent and the law with your class.

Learning intentions

  • Explore the definition of consent with young people using Mentimeter
  • Discuss how consent is used in laws, online and in medicine and research


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Junior Cycle level

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20 mins

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Self management
Emotional health
Personal and group health

For school staff
Two people holding hands, close up on the hands

Sex and consent

There are laws that apply to sex and consent in Ireland. The age of consent in Ireland is 17.
Clinical Online Service Manager, Mary Clare sitting at her test typing on her laptop

Health and consent

Mary Clare Douglas is our Clinical Online Services Manager and we recently caught up with her to talk about Jigsaw’s online services and the difference they are making for young people.
My world survey logo that says underneath 'what's going on in yours'

Research and consent

For Jigsaw's My World Survey 2019, a research information letter and consent form for students and their parent/guardian(s) were distributed to students by a researcher or staff member in the school.
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