Yesterday we talked about “adult strangers” and how to keep your children safe. We shared information about strangers as most parents teach their children “stranger danger.” The reality is that 90% of the time your child is harmed it is by someone they know and 68% of the time they are harmed by a family member.
Your tip of the day: Talk with your children that they always have the right to say “NO” to an adult that makes them feel confused, unsafe, uncomfortable, and scared. Just because it’s an adult does not mean “blind obedience.”
Tell your children, “Your Body is Special and Belongs To You!” Start talking to your children at a young age and often about their bodies and empower them that they get to decide if they want to hug, touch or kiss…even you! Empowering your children that their bodies are special and belongs to them is a gift you give your children for a life time. It will help them in many safety situations.
If you want more infomation on how to talk with your children about their personal safety: our award winning children’s safety book, “My Body is Special and Belongs To ME!” amazing book for children and a section in the back for adults. www.kidsafefoundation.org/products