Tell your children that you are ALWAYS available to them if they need to REPORT any safety situation to you or discuss feeling confused or uncomfortable about ANYTHING!
Have a conversation with your children about who are the trusted adults they would go to if they had a problem. Ask them to name three. See how you feel about the adults they chose. You may find out some information you did not know or you may find someone they chose is not someone you think is appropriate. Calmly discuss why they chose this particular person and help guide them to a more appropriate choice.
Children need to know they have trusted adults to turn to if they have a problem or feel unsafe. Please don’t assume your children know that you are available…Tell Them….And tell them often. If you want more information about how to talk to your children about their personal safety www.kidsafefoundation.org/products