NSPCC – THE PANTS RULE
What does the acronym PANTS mean?
PANTS is a simple and clever acronym devised to teach children the underwear rule:
Privates are private.
Always remember your body belongs to you.
No means no.
Talk about secrets that upset you and
Speak up, someone can help.
Why is it so important to talk PANTS?
It’s important that your child understands these rules and knows how to stay safe. We understand that conversations like this can be difficult for both you as a parent and for your child. You don’t want to scare or upset your children, and you may feel it’s too soon – but PANTS has been created specifically to make sure these conversations are as easy and appropriate as possible for children between the ages of 4-11.