Child sexual abuse statistics are confronting. From the reported cases known, somewhere between 1 in 5 girls, and 1 in 9 boys will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday¹
What is equally terrifying is that in approximately 95% of child sexual abuse cases, the offender was known to the child²
The abuser will most likely be a close family member, a family friend or some-one the child comes into contact with regularly. The perpetrator is rarely a stranger.
With these staggering statistics in mind, it is crucial we teach our children age-appropriate Body Safety Education from a young age. We teach road safety, fire drills and water safety — it is time to teach our children Body Safety.
So many survivors of childhood sexual abuse say to me: if only they had known from the first inappropriate touch, it was wrong; how very different their lives would have been. Don’t let your fear of this topic put your child at risk.
A free Body Safety Rules Poster is available and can be downloaded from here and displayed in homes, kindergartens, schools and anywhere children are!
Having this poster displayed sends a clear message that your child is educated in Body Safety and your child is educated to TELL!
Have you ever talked to your children about body safety? Please share with us in the comments below.