Body Safety and Consent Education aims to empower children with skills and knowledge that will lessen the likelihood of them becoming victims of childhood sexual abuse. In South Africa it is estimated that 1 in every 3 girls and 1 in every 5 boys are likely to experience some form of abuse in their lifetime. These are horrific statistics, but through early education we can make a difference.
Teaching children about Body Safety and Consent from an early age will also help them to develop Respectful Relationships as they grow into adults, and be more considerate of others knowing that everyone has the right to feel safe
We cannot stress enough how important it is for your children to be educated in Body Safety
Give your kids:
- the gift of confidence, in knowing what they can do if they feel worried, unsafe, unsure, intimidated,
- the gift of being able to recognise what is inappropriate behaviour,
- the gift of understanding what consent means and what rights they have, especially in relation to their own body.
Give yourself the gift of peace of mind, knowing you have done everything you can to help keep your children safe and happy.
Teaching the key messages of Body Safety is easy.
They are positive messages that are age-appropriate for children.
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