Children are not responsible for preventing abuse. The adults around them are.
Children are not responsible for preventing abuse.
The adults around them are.
Unfortunately, a lot of us unintentionally put abuse prevention responsibility solely on the child. We teach *the child* Body Safety rules and principles, but don't say anything to the adults around them except maybe to respect the child's "no".
We can do more!
We can teach the adults all of the Body Safety rules and principles.
We can teach the adults the basic statistics about child sexual abuse.
We can teach the adults signs of abuse and signs of grooming.
We can teach the adult how to handle a disclosure and how to report.
Yes, it's uncomfortable! But as Feather from Parenting Safe Children says, “Are you willing to feel a little uncomfortable so your children never have to?”
Your child's Safety Circle is the perfect place to start these conversations.