Welcome To Your FREE Child Abuse Prevention Education Starter Kit
Did you know that one-third of children will suffer some form of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday?
Sadly, children with special needs are even more vulnerable and are seven times more likely to be abused than mainstream children.
It is down to us as adults, parents, educators and teachers to keep our children safe from sexual abuse.
Sexual abuse comes in a variety of forms and can include anything from an adult exposing themselves to a child, children intentionally or unintentionally seeing pornography – right through to deliberate and ill-intended acts of abuse.
Needless to say, in many cases, these experiences can impact a child for life and so if we can do anything to prevent these situations, we must.
Education is key.
We cannot control, the acts of others, but we can educate and empower our children with knowledge, skills and awareness that can help to keep them safe.
The younger we start, the safer they will be.
In this resources section, you will find FREE resources for teachers, parents, childcare educators and carers to help you keep our children safe.
Tips For Keeping Your Children Safe From Abuse
Many parents are still teaching stranger danger.
Although this is EXCELLENT, only a very small proportion of child sexual abuse is perpetrated by a stranger.
Most violations are by someone known by the child.
In the video below, I share a few tips to help you talk to your children about staying safe:
Talk Soon. Talk Often. – A Guide for Parents Talking to Their Kids About Sex is a great free resource available from the Government of Western Australia, Department of Health, which guides parents in the conversation with their kids about sex and sexual matters. Click Here to download a PDF copy.
Below are links to some YouTube videos which you may find useful to help talk to your children about body safety.
Please find below free resources for parents.
Cyber Safety Agreement
The internet provides an opportunity for children to interact and learn on a global scale, and can be a wonderful learning tool. However, the internet also offers strangers a direct link into your home and your child’s life. It is imperative, you educate yourself and your family about the potential risks of the internet, and know what to do when faced with these challenges.
What To Do If A Child Discloses They Have Been Abused Poster
If a child discloses they have been abused, either physically, sexually, or emotionally, here are some suggestions which may help the child, and you, to feel safe.
What to do if your child has seen pornography
Things You Should Know About The Kids Helpline
Tips for keeping your child safe from abuse
Safe4Kids Parent Tips
How to talk about 'Consent' with your kids
Please find below a list of free resources that support teachers in with educating their students about child sexual abuse prevention.