ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
Over the next few weeks the Waihi Leader will be running simple, helpful, hopeful messages around protecting children from sexual abuse.
Kathy Archibald says that schools have been contacted about the campaign and received packs with the messaging and encouraged to share the information with adults within their school community via newsletters and social media.
The messages include information about normal sexual development for children, teaching children safe words during play and identifying safe people they can talk to if something does happen. There is also information about monitoring what media your child is watching and other messages based on kindness and empathy.
The messages are designed to help children understand boundaries and teach them that it is okay to say no if they are feeling uncomfortable.
Alongside each series of information will be detailed information about where to go for help.