Keep Your Kids Safe
• Don’t have any secrets. If your child feels uncomfortable, they should feel that they can tell you. • Name body parts properly. • Never force a child to kiss or hug someone. They’ll be conditioned to do what they’re told, no matter what. • Forget the notion that strangers are the primary perpetrators.
• If your child suddenly keeps secrets, doesn’t want to talk about a particular person, or shows overtly sexualised behaviour in play, there is a chance they might have been abused.
• If you suspect this, don’t ask ‘has someone touched you?’ or probing questions yourself. Try to remain calm and call the police who will guide you. For support, call 1800 272 831 (Aus) or 0800 883 300 (NZ).
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