Talk PANTS

With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep your child safe from sexual abuse.

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Tips and advice to help keep your kids safe

Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.

To help you start the conversation with your child, we’ll send you helpful tips, advice and materials by email.

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Sing along with Pantosaurus!

What are the PANTS rules?

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Your underwear covers up your private parts and no one should ask to see or touch them. Sometimes a doctor, nurse or family members might have to. But they should always explain why, and ask you if it's OK first.

Your body belongs to you. No one should ever make you do things that make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. If someone asks to see or tries to touch you underneath your underwear say 'NO' – and tell someone you trust and like to speak to.

No means no and you always have the right to say ‘no’ – even to a family member or someone you love. You’re in control of your body and the most important thing is how YOU feel. If you want to say ‘No’, it’s your choice.

There are good and bad secrets. Good secrets can be things like surprise parties or presents for other people. Bad secrets make you feel sad, worried or frightened. You should tell an adult you trust about a bad secret straight away.

Talk about stuff that makes you worried or upset. If you ever feel sad, anxious or frightened you should talk to an adult you trust. This doesn't have to be a family member. It can also be a teacher or a friend's parent – or even Childline.

Support from the NSPCC Helpline

If you're worried about a child, we're here to provide support and advice to help you. Whatever your concern, you can call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends, or email us at any time at help@nspcc.org.uk

You've helped bring our PANTS book to life

Our new Pantosaurus storybook will help families and schools have simple conversations to help keep children safe from sexual abuse — in an engaging, visual way.

Thanks to amazing supporters like you, we raised £46,440 to help us create this essential book. You can get your copy from Matalan, selected Blakemore Retail SPAR stores or our NSPCC shop from August 2021. All profits from the sale of this book will support the NSPCC’s vital work, fighting for every childhood.

When's the right time to talk PANTS? 

  • bathtime, applying cream or when getting your child dressed 
  • car journeys
  • going swimming and saying that what's covered by swimwear is private
  • during a TV show that features a sensitive storyline
  • singing along to our PANTS song with Pantosaurus
  • reading our new PANTS storybook together 

More of your questions answered

Get the PANTS guide that's right for you

We have a range of PANTS guides for parents and carers including guides in Welsh, guides for people with a disability and for children with autism.

BSL video for keeping deaf children safe

Our video created in British Sign Language can help you teach deaf children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.

Shop our PANTS range

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From colourful back to school accessories to colouring books and a PANTS activity pack that helps children learn about staying safe, we've got lots of exciting products inspired by the friendly yellow dinosaur Pantosaurus. 

Treat yourself or your child to one of our PANTS products today and you'll be helping us keep more children safe.

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