Resources for Keeping Children SafeStudents at SBE receive Child Lures instruction in the winter months (January-March). In these lessons, students are taught about good touches, bad touches, and confusing touches. They learn about the Uh-Oh feeling which serves as a warning of possible danger. We discuss which adults they can trust to talk to if they are having a big problem like abuse. Students learn the five body safety rules:
- It's MY Body
- The Uh-Oh Feeling: If it feels wrong, I'm right!
- Say NO! and Get Away
- Tell Someone (a trusted adult)
- Abuse is NEVER My Fault
In addition, we talk to kids about internet safety and things they need to be aware of when they are playing games online, emailing, surfing the web, chatting online, and using social media websites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We instruct students to never give out personal information like their name, address, phone number, which school they attend, their neighborhood name, photos of their home, etc.
Forsyth County Schools uses Child Lures Prevention curriculum to teach about body safety. Please click on the links below for more detailed information from their website.
Here are some additional parenting resources from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Know the Rules series, to help keep your children safe:Some additional resources can be found here:Knowing My Rules for Safety (kid's handout)The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has an excellent website about keeping kids safe online. This is a great resource for parents to learn more about many facets of internet/technology safety:Additional Cyber-Safety Resources:
Finally, here are a few children's books that teach body safety and sexual abuse prevention:
- US Department of Education & Federal Trade Commission have provided information about online safety at this website: http://www.onguardonline.gov/ (click on "Protect Kids Online" link for more cyber-safety related information)
- National Cyber Safety Alliance: http://www.staysafeonline.org/
· It’s My Body: A Book To Teach Young Children How To Resist Uncomfortable Touch, Lory Freeman (Parenting Press, Inc., 1982). – for young children.
· The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story To Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, Sandy Kleven (Illumination Arts, 1997).
· I Said No! A kid-to-kid guide to keeping your private parts private (by Kimberly King and Sue Rama)
· No More Secrets For Me (by Oralee Wachter and Jane Aaron) – recommended by the Good Touch Bad Touch curriculum