Controversial campaign promoting childhood consent for hugs and kisses sparks outcry online

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From Daily Mail: A controversial campaign encouraging parents to teach their children about consent from a young age has prompted widespread debate online.

The meme which first started circulating in October and has since resurfaced features a picture of a young blonde girl. The photo is accompanied with the words: ‘I am five. My body is my body. Don’t force me to kiss or hug. I am learning about consent and your support on this will help me keep safe for the rest of my life.’

The meme was recently shared by New Zealand organisation Safe kids, thriving families who were supportive of the message.

They accompanied the meme with a status which read: ‘Supporting our children’s understanding of body autonomy has a lifelong reach. Let’s do all we can to normalise a child’s right to do what they want with their own bodies.

The post has since…

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