Children are a gift that has to be protected and nurtured. During the first stages of the formative years, our children are vulnerable and need us to protect them and teach them the right things.
Molestation and sexual harassment are prevalent in today’s world, and we wouldn’t want our children to become victims of such.
Here is something to teach your child as the term begins
It is popularly known as the PANTS rule
*P is for… Privates are private*
Explain to your child that no one should ask to see or touch their private parts. Sometimes doctors, nurses or family members might have to. Explain that this is OK, but those people should always explain why and ask your child if it’s OK.
*A is for… Always remember your body belongs to you*
Let your child know their body belongs to them and no one else. No one has the right to make them do anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. And if anyone tries, tell your child they have the right to say no.
*N is for… No means no*
Ensure your child understands they can say “no” to unwanted touch – even to a family member or someone they know or love.
*T is for… Talk about secrets that upset you*
Explain the differences between “good” and “bad” secrets. Phrases like “it’s our little secret” are an abuser’s way of making a child feel worried or scared to tell someone what is happening to them. Good secrets can be things like surprise parties or present for other people. Bad secrets make you feel sad, worried, or frightened.
*S is for… Speak up; Someone can help*
Tell your child that if they ever feel sad, anxious, or frightened, they should talk to an adult they trust. This doesn’t have to be a family member. It can also be a teacher or a friend’s parent.
Remember your child should have this knowledge to protect themselves even when you are not there, that’s why at *Simbed Learners School*, we partner with our parents to inculcate morals in the hearts of our children. Our assembly mornings are spent helping our kids learn how to display good morals in their daily activities.
A student who has shown outstanding moral excellence is rewarded each month!
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