PANTS - the underwear rule

Talking PANTS is a way to help keep your child safe from abuse.

It teaches your child that:

  • their body belongs to them
  • they have the right to say no
  • they should tell an adult if they are upset or worried about anything.

PANTS stands for:

P – Privates are privates.

A – Always remember your body belongs to you.

N – No means no.

T – Talk about secrets that upset you.

S – Speak up, someone can help.

PANTS helps you to have age-appropriate conversations with your child. The NSPCC have guides and resources available to download for free from