Let's talk PANTS
With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, PANTS is a simple way to talk to your child about staying safe from sexual abuse.
You’ve probably already talked to your child about things like crossing the road safely. Talking to them about staying safe from sexual abuse is just as easy with our PANTS rules and Pantosaurus song.
Swipe across to learn what PANTS stands for
Speak up, someone can help.
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.
When's the right time to talk?
You know your child better than anyone. And you'll know when they're ready and how much detail to go into. Some parents found these moments helped them start the conversation:
- 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.
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Our Amazon Alexa skill is a fun, new way to help you teach your child about PANTS. Our skill shares everything you and your child need to know about the PANTS rule, including Pantosaurus' song and a PANTS quiz.
It's easy to launch our free skill. Open your Alexa app and enable the NSPCC skill. Say "Alexa, open NSPCC" on your Alexa app or Echo devices and start talking PANTS today.
Guide for parents
A simple step-by-step guide to help you talk PANTS with your child and keep them safe.
Guidance for foster carers
A custom-made guide to help you, as foster carers, talk PANTS with the children in care.
Guide for parents with a learning disability
An easy to read guide to help keep children safe from abuse. Teach your child to remember the word PANTS.
Guide for children
This simple guide helps children learn the PANTS rules with Pantosaurus helping lead them through some fun and interactive questions.
Children with learning disabilities
This easy-to-read guide has been created for children with learning disabilities so they can understand the PANTS rules and how to stay safe from abuse.
Cofia siarad PANTS!
Mae siarad PANTS yn dysgu plant negeseuon pwysig, fel bod eu cyrff yn perthyn iddyn nhw a dylent ddweud wrth oedolyn os ydynt yn ypset neu'n poeni.
Canllaw ar gyfer rhieni
Er mwyn helpu i gadw plant yn ddiogel rhag camdriniaeth, mae'r canllaw hwn yn defnyddio rheolau PANTS i ddysgu iddynt fod eu cyrff yn perthyn iddyn nhw.
Canllaw ar gyfer plant
Ffordd syml o helpu i gadw plant yn ddiogel rhag camdriniaeth drwy eu dysgu i gofio'r 5 rheolau sy'n sillafu PANTS.
Canllaw ar gyfer plant ag anableddau dysgu
Mae’r canllaw hawdd i ddarllen hwn yn defnyddio'r gair PANTS i helpu i gadw plant yn ddiogel rhag camdriniaeth, drwy eu dysgu bod eu corff yn perthyn iddyn nhw.
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Carol's story about talking PANTS
Carol tells us why she feels like a better parent since talking PANTS with her daughter. Get your PANTS activity pack and start the conversation with your child.