Top Tips: Resources to teach children body safety & protective behaviours

Books:

 Book from Jayneen Sanders…all available at http://e2epublishing.info/

  • Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
    A children’s picture book to keep kids safe from sexual abuse.
  • No Means No! 
    Teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent.
  • Body Safety Education
    A step-by-step guide for parents and carers on how to protect children from sexual abuse through personal Body Safety Education.
  • My Body! What I Say Goes!
    A book to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private body parts, secrets/surprises, consent and respect.

A Secret Safe to Tell by Naomi Hunter
This beautifully illustrated book encourages and empower children to speak up if someone is touching them in a way that makes them uncomfortable.
http://www.empoweringresources.com.au/our-books/

Matilda Learns a Valuable Lesson by Holly-ann Martin
This book is an invaluable safety resource for those with or those who teach children and a powerful tool for children of all ages and cultures.
http://safe4kids.com.au/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=65

Hayden-Reece Learns a Valuable Lesson that Private means ‘Just for You’ by Holly-ann Martin
This book will help both parents and teachers explain this important subject so that children of all ages will understand the difference between public and private.
http://safe4kids.com.au/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=66

Michael’s Bubbles by Justine O’Malley
A Protective Behaviours Story book about personal space.
http://www.protectivebehaviourswa.org.au/products/michael%E2%80%99s-bubbles-0

My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky
The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone.
http://www.mybodybelongstome.com/

Smart Parenting for Safer Kids by Professor Freda Briggs AO.
Her latest book covers Bullying, Cyberspace and Internet safety, Sexual Abuse, Parenting through Adolescence, and so much more.
http://www.protectivebehaviourswa.org.au/products/smart-parenting-safer-kids

 

Other Resources:

Printable awareness and information posters by Jayneen Sanders
Available at http://somesecrets.info/posters/

Body Safety Australia: Parent Workshops
Within these workshops parents/carers and guardians will learn of their role in understanding body safety and protective behaviours.
http://www.bodysafetyaustralia.com.au/parent-workshops/

Kids Helpline: telephone 1800 551 800

NAPCAN: Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect
Helpful website that includes information, programs and resources.
http://napcan.org.au/

SAFE4KIDS Board Game
This versatile game can be used as an assessment tool to evaluate children’s ability to conceptualise the principles of Protective Behaviours.
http://safe4kids.com.au/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=49

My Underpants Rule! Books and other resources:
A UK-based site on child protection for parents and educators.
https://myunderpantsrule.com/

Keeping Kids Safe! A Child Safety initiative by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Inc
A great site with a free resource kit and DVD, curriculum materials and other useful information and tools such as a free HELP ME app to help children recognise, report and act.
http://www.keepingkidssafe.com.au/

Paediatric Health and Safety Guide
A useful guide to information about basic safety in childhood and including child protection issues.
https://www.nationalcprassociation.com/pediatric-health-safety-guide-infants-children/

 

Puberty & sex education:

The “Secret” series including Secret Girls’ Business, Secret Boys’ Business, The Secret Business of Relationships, Love & Sex by Heather Anderson, Faye Angelo and Rose Stewart (Illustrated by Jeff Taylor)
Fantastic, accessible, fun guides for various ages and stages to discuss puberty and sex.
http://www.secretgb.com

Sexed Rescue: Helping Parents do Sex Education
Great blog and resources from Cath Hakanson, a mum, nurse, clinician, educator, counsellor and more.
http://sexedrescue.com/

 


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